POWELL, Wyoming —If traveling to China this month to kick off the Year of the Sheep isn’t possible, local residents still have a chance to learn first-hand how the Lunar New Year is observed in a handful of Asian countries. The program gets underway at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Yellowstone Building Conference Center at Northwest College.
NWC students from China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Vietnam begin the spring semester of intercultural events with a program about the “what, how, why and where” of Lunar New Year in their native lands. Following the presentation, the public is invited to participate in festive games and activities traditional to holiday celebrations in these countries.
In addition to conversations about cultures, geography and traditions in their respective countries, students will also demonstrate the art of Chinese and Korean calligraphy by writing names of their guests for them to keep.
As is customary, the audience will be treated to a sensorial feast, including a selection of food from each country. The event is sponsored by the NWC Multicultural Club, Intercultural Programs, Student Senate and Diversity Awareness Committee.
Admission is free.