Lunar New Year

Last weekend the Asian Student Union hosted their 5th annual banquet in honor of the Lunar New Year.  The Lunar New Year celebration lasts 15 days, the first of which usually occurs between January 21st and February 20th depending on the cycle of the moon.  The celebration culminates with the Lantern Festival on the last night.

The years follow a 12 year cycle, denoted by the 12 different animals of the Chinese Zodiac.  2015 is the year of the sheep.

The ASU banquet had singing and a demonstration by the akido club here at Utica College.  They also provided a history of the celebration and great food! It was a lot of fun and I’m really glad Utica College provides such great opportunities to learn about other cultures.  I definitely plan on attending next year too!