People watch the fireworks during CWRU's Lunar New Year celebration

Lunar New Year celebration

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Center for International Affairs Friday, Jan. 27, from 8 to 9 p.m. at Tinkham Veale University Center. Fireworks will be set off from Freiberger Field at 8:45 p.m.

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. 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 celebration at CWRU also will feature popular Asian snacks, green tea and hot chocolate.

The first 300 guests who bring their CWRU ID will receive a free Webkinz rooster to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Those who wear red will receive traditional red envelopes filled with prizes and good fortunes.

The Center for International Affairs, Office for First-Year Experience and Family Programs, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Office of the Provost will sponsor the event.

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