The Chinese New Year, an important part of traditional culture in China, will begin on Feb. 5 — but many Chinese UNC students will be spending it here in Chapel Hill.
UNC’s Chinese Undergraduate Students Association has a celebration planned for Saturday, Feb. 9 that will have performances, food and much more.
“We always have a traditional Chinese New Year’s festival,” senior Connie Chen, executive president of CUSA, said. “The last two years, we’ve been doing it banquet-style, but this year we’re doing something new. In addition to the banquet, we’re also having a festival the morning of."
There will first be a festival open to the public and then a traditional banquet. Chen said this year will consist of an all-day celebration.
Chen said the event is primarily led by students, and there will be acts such as singing and dancing. There will also be calligraphy booths and a photo booth.