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Schreiner to host Chinese New Year celebration


Schreiner to host Chinese New Year celebration

Celebrate the Chinese New Year on Wednesday, Feb. 8, with a dancing ceremonial dragon or putting your skills with chopsticks to the test at Schreiner University.

The celebration, sponsored by the Changing Global Society and the Global Scholars Living and Learning Community, starts at 5 p.m. in the Cailloux Campus Activity Center Commons, is open to the public.

Among the presentations will be a troupe from Austin which will perform traditional dances from various regions of China.

The Chinese New Year is based on the ancient lunar calendar, and falls on the second new moon after winter solstice—somewhere between Jan. 21 and Feb. 19. Chinese astrology associates each year with an animal sign, occurring in a 12-year cycle.  The year 2017 is a year of the rooster. It is considered fortuitous to wear red on Chinese New Year.

For more information, contact Dr. Sonja Lind (slind@achreiner.edu), coordinator of Changing Global Society, or Seabrook Jones (sjones@schreiner.edu) coordinator of Global Scholars Living and Learning Community.

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