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Walter W. Stiern Library to Celebrate Chinese New Year

It is the Year of the Rooster, and Asian Faculty and Staff Network at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) wants to celebrate. There will be an event in honor of the Chinese New Year on Thursday, January 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Dezember Reading Room.

“We would like to use this opportunity to introduce Chinese culture to the University community, and bring in the year of the Rooster,” said the coordinator for this event, on behalf of the Asian Faculty and Staff Network, Charles Lam.

There will be food, dancing, calligraphy and more to celebrate this special occasion. Chinese New Year, also known as the “Spring Festival” has been celebrated for more than 3000 years. It is celebrated in many Asian countries, such as China, Korea and Vietnam. It is one of the most important holidays for Chinese people all over the world. Traditional activities include feasting, cleaning, decorating with red paper cuts and couplets, lighting firecrackers, performing lion and dragon dances, and giving money in red envelopes.

This event is able to take place thanks to the following generous sponsors: Provost’s Office, Asian Faculty and Staff Network, Extended University, Walter W. Stiern Library, International Students & Programs, Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, Maui Pho Fusion BBQ & Grill, and Panda Wok.

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