The Beginning of a New Year and New Friendships

On Feb. 12, a group of students gathered in the CKB lounge to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year. The mouthwatering smell of signature dishes such as veggie and pork dumplings, hot pot and braised beef wafted through the air and into the hallway, signaling the start of the celebration. On the table lay an impressive spread of traditional Chinese dishes: soup dumplings, egg tarts, egg noodles and many more. 

The holiday has been celebrated for about 3,500 years to honor the deities  and Chinese ancestors as well as the start of a new moon, symbolizing fresh beginnings. Notable celebratory ceremonies include dragon dances and lantern shows. 

Among the group of students feasting was Ian Huang ’24 who moved to campus this semester from Taiwan.