The Chinese New Year is celebrated for three days starting on Jan. 31, the first new moon of the calendar year. This year is the Year of the Horse. The horse is associated with energy, straightforwardness, and wittiness, according to the Chinese zodiac.
Student Life provided several elements to celebrate the tradition on campus.
Performers Thue Le, Phong Le, Phillip Dang, and Preston Dang from Flying Tiger Lion Dancers in Portland Oregon treated the audience to a performance with martial arts demonstrations and dancing dragons.
In addition to the performances, Chinese food was served by Sudexo and several game boards of Xiangqi, or Chinese Chess, were made available to students.