Chinese New Year, also called the Spring Festival is coming soon on Feb 19, 2015! Dumpling making, firework show, Chinese New Year Temple Fair and Gala and more fun events are coming. Join us to celebrate with traditional cultural food, activities and more!
Below are the ones we are aware of and want to share with all of you!
**Chinese New Year Temple Fair**
Date: Friday, 13 Feb 2015, 3:30-8:30pm
Location: McDonel Hall
The Chinese Students and Scholars Association at MSU is pleased to invite you to attend the first annual Chinese New Year Temple Fair. Temple Fair at MSU will feature series of excellent performances, activities and exhibitions representing different elements of traditional Chinese culture. There will be free authentic Chinese food! Want to learn Chinese culture and make cool international friends? Don’t hesitate, because you will be amazed by the colorful Chinese cultural performances and fun activities!
Hear Chinese New Year Greetings from MSU President, Provost, OISS and faculty and staff.
**Chinese New Year Firework Show**
Date: Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015, 7:30-8:00pm
Location: Cherry Lane (The field behind Wonders Hall)
We54 at Michigan State University is hosting a firework show on Chinese New Year’s eve! Firework show is one of the most important traditions to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Here is a general introduction about this tradition: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year. In ancient times, Chinese believe that firework can scare away all the monsters so that they can stay safe and happy in the coming new year. Besides firework show, flyers of introducing how Chinese celebrate Spring Festival will be distributed, and the field will be decorated the with Chinese lanterns and other traditional Chinese decorations.
Chinese New Year Celebration**
Date: Thursday, 19 Feb 2015, 5:00-8:00pm
Location: Hubbard Hall
Join all of your friends in East Neighborhood for a Chinese New Year Celebration! Chinese New Year Celebration will take place in Hubbard Dining Hall. The event will feature Song, Dance, Live DJ, Tea Demonstration, Chinese Trivia, Calligraphy, Chinese Booth, and afterwards popular Chinese movies and popcorn.
**Chinese New Year of Goat Celebration**
Date: Friday, 20 Feb 2015, 10:30am-1:30pm
Location: Spartan Room (Food Court in International Center)
Here is another Chinese New Year celebration event on campus! The Confucius Institute at Michigan State University is holding a celebration on Friday, Feb. 20th from 10:30am – 1:30pm in the International Center Food Court (Spartan Room). Grab lunch and join the fun for free!
**Chinese Spring Festival Gala**
Date: Friday, 20 Feb 2015, 7:00pm
Location: Breslin Center
Come join MSU Community to celebrate Chinese Spring Festival Gala! This year, CUSA along with BCBS, CEN,CACCE,Human of East Lansing, OISS, ISA present you the celebration of Chinese tradition spring festival. Click here to purchase tickets.
**Greater Lansing Area Chinese New Year Celebration**
Date: Saturday, February 21st, 2015, 1:30-8:00pm
Location: Meridian Mall
Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Greater Lansing Chinese community! There will be a lion dance parade, performances on the main stage and carnival games and activities. It’s free! There will be a shuttle bus picking up students on campus. View the full schedule here.
**Seeing China: Photographic Views and Viewpoints**
Date: Saturday, 21 Feb 2015, 11:30-1:30pm
Location: MSU Museum
“Seeing China” features photographs of China by six contemporary, non-Chinese photographers, and stereographs, from the MSU Museum’s history collection, made in China between 1901 and 1905. The exhibit challenges viewers to consider the effects of environmental change and political responsibility, rapid urbanization and economic expansion, human and civil rights, and cultural diversity and change. Click here for more information.
**MSU Launches China Experience**
The China Experience: An MSU Exploration of Arts & Culture aims to create dynamic programming through events and dialogues held throughout the year focusing on the arts and culture in Greater China. It will officially run from February 20, 2015 during the Chinese New Year celebrations to August 30, 2016 throughout the MSU campus and surrounding community. Click here for more about the project and list of China Experience events. Below are a glimpse of some of the featured happening:
- Greater Lansing, MI Welcomes Chinese Speaking Visitors
- Student-Guided Gallery Tours in Chinese at the MSU Broad Art Museum and MSU Museum
Check OISS calendar of events for the detailed information. Stay tuned with OISS Facebook and Twitter.