University of Wolverhampton students were treated to traditional songs, games and Tai Chi at a special evening to celebrate Chinese New Year.
The event at Wolverhampton City Campus included traditional New Year customs such as giving guests a red envelope containing a gold (chocolate) coin.
The International Office organised the event which included a performance by the Deyin School of Tai Chi, who demonstrated some Tai Chi “forms” and some Kung Fu. There were also performances of some traditional Chinese songs on the piano, as well as Chinese food and games.
Director of International, Jo Gittens, said: “The University of Wolverhampton has many students from China and other East Asian countries and the International Office is happy to celebrate the New Year with them and promote awareness of the festival to all students.
“Chinese New Year marks the start of the lunar New Year and is celebrated in many East Asian countries. It is a very important event that can be likened to the British experience of Christmas or New Year, being a time to share with families and give gifts.”
Chinese New Year is traditionally a fifteen-day festival with many different customs and traditions. The event in the Millennium City Building was open to all students and was organised as part of the University’s Internationalisation Agenda.
Picture: Chinese New Year celebrations at the University of Wolverhampton - Junior performer Kasha Yip, breaks open a fortune cookie with Jo Gittens, Director of International.
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