A student holds up a large dragon puppet in a crowd at a Lunar New Year event at CWRU

Lunar New Year

Celebrate Lunar New Year 2019 with Case Western Reserve University Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Tinkham Veale University Center. The festivities will begin at 7 p.m.

Lunar New Year is considered the most important social and economic holiday for billions of people around the world. It was originally observed as a time to honor household and heavenly deities and ancestors. Today, Lunar New Year is 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.

All members of the campus community and the public are invited to experience this free cultural event, which will feature popular Asian snacks, hot chocolate, green tea and a fireworks display. Student organizations will host games and traditional Lunar New Year activities for the crowd. The fireworks will begin outside Tinkham Veale University Center at 8 p.m.

The first 350 students who enter Tinkham Veale University Center with their CWRU ID will receive a free gift in celebration of the year of the earth pig.

The Center for International Affairs, Office of Multicultural Affairs, First-Year Experience and Family Programs and the Office of the Provost will partner to host Case Western Reserve University’s Lunar New Year event.

Members of the community should expect security and limited access to parts of Wade Oval and surrounding areas during the Lunar New Year event as fireworks are involved.

Learn more about Lunar New Year with Kelvin Smith Library’s research guide.

Get more information about CWRU’s Lunar New Year celebration.