China's most important traditional holiday, the Chinese New Year, is coming to WSU on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the CUB Senior Ballroom.
“The Chinese New Year Gala is a great opportunity for Chinese students to express their culture and traditions to our international audiences,” said Jinxue Jiang, vice president of the Chinese Student and Scholar Association.
The Chinese New Year Gala is free and will include, lion dancing, Peking Opera performances, popular Chinese song singing performed with an orchestra, and a traditional Chinese dance performance. As well, free drinks will be served to all.
“We hope that people can feel the warmness of home in Pullman for Chinese New Year,” Jiang said.
The ballroom will be decorated with Chinese art, like spring festival scrolls, lanterns and, because it is the year of the snake, decorative snakes.
This is the largest event CSSA holds every year, with an expected attendance of more than 500 guests. Among the audience will be President Elson S. Floyd and Mayor of Pullman, Glenn Johnson.
Jiang hopes by delivering the history of traditional China, students at WSU will better understand Chinese culture and what the New Year represents.
“We hope international and domestic students can know China better through this event. It is a time for family reunion and thanks giving,” Jiang said.