If traveling to China this month to kick off the Year of the Dog isn’t a possibility, area residents still have the opportunity to learn how the Lunar New Year is celebrated in a variety of Asian countries. The program gets underway at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Yellowstone Building Conference Center at Northwest College.
NWC students from China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Macau and Vietnam begin the spring semester with a program about how the New Year is celebrated in their native lands.
The Lunar New Year, a festival typically celebrated in China and other Asian countries, begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends 15 days later on the first full moon.
Following the presentation, those who attend are invited to participate in festive games and activities that are traditional to the New Year celebrations in each country.
In addition to conversations about culture, geography and traditions in their respective countries, students will also demonstrate the art of calligraphy by writing the name of their guests for them to take home as a keepsake.
As is customary, the audience will be treated to a sensorial feast, including a selection of food from each country. This event is sponsored by the NWC Multicultural Club and the Office of Intercultural Programs.
This program is free and open to the public.
For more information about this event, contact Amanda Enriquez, intercultural program manager, at email@example.com or 307-754-6424.
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