Tuesday, February 5, 2019
12:00–2:00 p.m.


Post Hall Lounge

Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year decorations

Travel to China right here at Adelphi with International Student Services as we celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year. Join us for delicious Chinese food and snacks and a student performance of music played on the guqin, a seven-string Chinese musical instrument. Try your hand at traditional Chinese calligraphy and games like Go, Chinese checkers and chess  Chinese yo-yo and paigow. Learn about how the Lunar New Year is celebrated by Chinese communities around the world.

For starters, here are a few facts about Chinese New Year:

  • Unlike the Western New Year, which always takes place on January 2, the date of New Year in China as well as other Asian and South Asian countries is dependent on the lunar calendar and changes each year.
  • In the Chinese zodiac, each year is represented by one of 12 animals, each of which has certain characteristics. This year, 2019, is the Year of the Pig, one that will hopefully bring us wealth and good fortune.
  • Lunar New Year is also known as  the Spring Festival. People welcome spring and what it brings along: planting and harvests, new beginnings and fresh starts.
  • Red is considered a lucky color, and people will decorate their homes in red, wear red clothing, and give children money in red envelopes.
  • Other New Year activities include eating dinner with family on New Year’s Eve, setting off firecrackers and fireworks, and exchanging gifts.
Sponsored by International Student Services

For further information, please contact:

Office of International Services
p – 516.877.4990
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