It's Time to Welcome the Lunar New Year

Feb 13, 2018

Students perform a traditional fan dance.

On Feb. 16, 2018, Asian communities worldwide will welcome the Year of the Dog.

Based on the lunar calendar, the Lunar New Year celebration, also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, falls on a different date each year, normally between Jan. 21 and Feb. 20. Lasting for 15 days, it’s a time to gather with family and wish each other happiness and prosperity.

In Springfield, Missouri State University will host a lineup of events on campus Feb. 17-24 to mark the holiday. 

Dr. Weirong Yan-Schaefer, senior instructor of modern and classical languages at MSU, and Peng Zhang, China operations specialist at MSU’s office of China programs, explain about the holiday and the celebration on campus.

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For more information, contact Zhang at 417-836-5486 or visit the 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration Week website.