2019 Chinese New Year Celebration Week - Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, which means the first day of the Season of Spring. Traditionally, Chinese people call the New Year "Nian" (pinyin: Nián), and "Guo Nian" (pinyin: guò Nián) is commonly used to refer to the act of celebrating the arrival of the Chinese new year. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the lunar calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the lunar calendar.

Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Chinese new year vary widely. Often, the evening preceding Chinese New Year's Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red color paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of "good fortune" or "happiness", "wealth", and "longevity." Other activities include lighting firecrackers, giving money in red paper envelopes to family children, and traditional lion and dragon dance.

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2019 Chinese New Year Banquet and Show 

To celebrate year of the pig, Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) will host a banquet and show on February 8, 2019. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in PSU Ballroom, followed by the show at 7 p.m. in PSU Theater.
General Admission Tickets: $15
Tickets are available in Carrington Hall 210, PSU second floor, and Glass Hall

 

2019 Chinese New Year Celebration Week 

The Office of China Programs and Department of Modern and Classical Languages will continue the new year celebration in Siceluff 124. There will be a series of Chinese cultural activities from Chinese martial arts and dance performances to dumpling cooking workshops. Attendees will get hands-on experience in most of the activities. 

Wednesday, Feb 13

9:30-10:10 a.m.
Dragon Dance and Song 
CHI 312 students 

11:15-11:45 a.m.
Chinese New Year Culture Presentations
LLT 215 students

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Traditional Chinese Dance
Traditional Chinese Dance Club

12:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Traditional Chinese Instrument Demonstration 
Dr. John Prescott

1-2:30 p.m.
Chinese Calligraphy & Chinese Tea Tasting
Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Sean Gong

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Chinese Paper Cutting & Animal Painting  
Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Hing Wah 

 

Thursday, Feb 14

10-11 a.m.
Tai Chi and Chinese Martial Arts Workshop
Sean Gong, Jinzi Fan, Baopeng Si, and Cuihu Xi

11-11:30 a.m.
Traditional Chinese Instrument Demonstration 
Chinese Students and Scholars Association

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Traditional Chinese Dance
Traditional Chinese Dance Club

12:30-2 p.m.
Chinese Tea Workshop & Tasting
Sean Gong

2-3 p.m.
Chinese Painting Workshop  
Xuehua Jin 

 

Friday, Feb 15

10-11 a.m.
Chinese Cuisine Workshop
Dr. Helen Zhuang, Ningxia University Faculty 

12-4 p.m.
Chinese Dumpling Workshop and Tasting with Tea Tasting
Ningxia University Faculty, Sean Gong 

 

Saturday, Feb 16

1:30-2 p.m.
Traditional Chinese Dance 
Traditional Chinese Dance Club

2-2:30 p.m.
Traditional Chinese Instrument Demonstration 
Chinese Students and Scholars Association

1:30-3 p.m.
Chinese Paper Cutting
Chinese Students and Scholars Association

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