From Yohei Okada ’16:
Visit the Japanese Hall, answer some trivia questions and win Japanese candies and snacks
Time: 6:oo PM
Place: J-Hall (First floor of Nics 5)
Disclaimer: because of the close relationship the author has with the organizers and performers of this event, the article may be a little (or a lot) biased.
Even though the actual Lunar New Year (Year of the Horse!) has come and gone (the actual date was Jan. 30th, talking about “belated”), this Lunar New Year celebration last night co-hosted by almost all Asian student groups in Wesleyan still stirred up some festivity in this drizzly weather. Hosted annually, a Lunar New Year festival is becoming part of the Wesleyan tradition for most Asian students and for the entire Wesleyan community.
The ticket sale went very well, according to the organizer Tian Qiao ’15, one of the co-chairs of the Chinese Cultural Club, selling well beyond 100 tickets before the event. At $5, each person gets to enjoy a whole series of performances and a delicious meal. No wonder the event is sold out almost every year!
Decorated with red lanterns, Beckham hall was dressed in Chinese red, the classic color of Spring Festival. The sight of fesitivity coupled with the sweet smell of food instantly put smile on everyone’s face. A nice touch by the hosts, there were paper and scissors and scotch tapes on each table, with instructions on how to make a paper lantern. It was an easy and fun project, and taught the guests a little about this old Chinese craft. People experimented with it and chattered away as they waited for the show to begin.
Via Qianyu Wang ’15:
Come celebrate Lunar New Year! Even though the holiday has already passed, the Wesleyan community still hasn’t had a chance to properly celebrate! The show will feature awesome cultural performances and delicious home-cooked food. Be sure to not miss out on this fun event!
Tickets are being sold at Usdan during lunch and dinner Monday, 2/17, through Friday, 2/21. They’re $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Come one, come all!
Date: Friday, Feb 21st
Time: 6PM to 8PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: $5 in advance / $6 at the door
From Katherine Du ’14:
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with AAA, Chinese House, Japanese Hall, and Full House!
There will be:
make-your-own soba noodle bowl
Additionally, we will be lighting traditional lanterns. It will be a magical night!
Tickets will be handed out to the first 100 people at the event. Get there early – no ticket, no food!
Date: Saturday, September 29th
Place: Asian American House (107 High St)
Join the folks at Asian/Asian American House, Chinese House, Japanese Hall, Full House, Taiwanese Cultural Society, Hong Kong Students’ Association and Panda Club for a night of fun-filled activities and amazing food! Mid Autumn Festival is a traditional festival celebrated by many in Asia, and a key feature of the celebration is viewing the round moon and enjoying mooncakes. We will serve traditional (and delicious) mooncakes, Chinese tea, and delicious Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine! We will also host a lantern walk and a talk by Professor Xiaomiao Zhu of the Asian Languages and Literatures Department – all for free!
Tickets are available for collection – free of charge – at Usdan on Thursday 9/15 from 11am till 2pm, while stocks last!
Date: Saturday, Sept. 17
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: Asian/Asian American House Front Lawn (107 High Street, behind Butt B)