Chinese Culture and Student Association hosts Spring Festival

Katrina Lee, Staff Writer

The Spring Festival is the most important festival of Chinese culture and a time for family members to be together. To celebrate the joy in the new year, which to the Chinese is the year of the goat, the Chinese Culture and Student Association (CCSA) hosted an evening of performances and food in Larison Dining Hall on Feb. 21, inviting all students and faculty members to share in the festivities of the Chinese New Year.
 
The dinner kicked off with an energetic hip-hop dance performance, followed by trivia, which tested the guests’ knowledge of the Spring Festival and Chinese culture—including why the Chinese celebrate Spring Festival and why the color red is so important in the Chinese New Year.
 
The celebration consisted of eight other performances, including a Chinese dance performance, Taiji Boxing showcase, as well as music performances with the traditional Chinese instruments, the erhu and the bamboo flute.
 
Halfway through the evening, the performances paused for a dinner that included fried rice with scrambled eggs, dumplings, braised pork ribs, and tomato and beef soup.
 
The sweet sago cream with coconut milk was served as dessert, giving the meal a refreshing end.
 
“I like Chinese culture and I have enjoyed the performances of the night so much,” Erik Giesen Loo ’16 said.
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