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NWC international students host Lunar New Year celebration

Posted January 24, 2019
By NWC News Desk

If traveling to China this month to kick off the Year of the Pig isn’t a possibility, area residents will still have the opportunity to learn how the Lunar New Year is celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Yellowstone Building Conference Center at Northwest College.

NWC students from China, Hong Kong and Macau will host a program and share how the New Year is celebrated in their native land.

The Lunar New Year, a festival typically celebrated in China and other Asian countries, begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends 15 days later on the first full moon.

Following the presentation, those who attend are also invited to participate in festive games and activities that are traditional to New Year celebrations in China.

As is customary, the audience will be treated to a sensorial feast which will include a selection of food from China.

This event is sponsored by the NWC Multicultural Club and the Office of Intercultural Programs. This program is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event, contact Senior Office Assistant for Humanities and Intercultural Programs Cassie Loera at Cassie.Loera@nwc.edu or 307-754-6424.

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