Check out the Lunar New Year celebration—complete with fireworks—Feb. 8

Lunar New Year and Fireworks Celebration flyerThe university community is invited to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a fireworks display Monday, Feb. 8.

The festivities will begin at 8 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center, followed by fireworks at 8:45 at Freiberger Field. Those who come early with their CWRU ID will get a free monkey toy to celebrate the Year of the Monkey as well as red envelopes filled with prizes and good fortunes.

The Lunar New Year is the most important social and economic holiday for billions of people around the world. The holiday is tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar and was originally observed as a time to honor household and heavenly deities and ancestors. Today, it’s a special time to bring friends and family together for feasting and festivities in China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Mongolia, and other countries all over the world.

The Center for International Affairs, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of the Provost, Residence Life and First Year Experience will sponsor the on-campus event.

Light refreshments will be served at the event.