Tag: Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year Festival (LNYF) is a student-run organization at WashU and the annual performance scheduled for this weekend Feb. 10-11, celebrates the Lunar New Year and promotes the awareness of different facets of Asian culture. The Friday and Saturday night performances at Edison Theatre in the Mallinckrodt Center, are sold out, but tickets ($10), remain for the Saturday, Feb. 11 show at 2p.m., link here to order tickets.

LNYF logoLNYF chooses a different philanthropy to support “to not only impact the WashU community, but the St. Louis community as well.” This year, performances will benefit: Beyond Housing.

The festival features a wide variety of performances from acting to dancing to martial arts, showcasing various facets of Asian culture. Kevin Wu, is a member of the all-student production and choreographer of the Yoyo team. The Chinese yoyo is more than a performance art according to Wu, it’s a sport that requires running, jumping, flips, and other acrobatic manoeuvers to keep the “diabolo” cones of the yoyo spinning and flying through the air from one performer to another. Watch the video, it’s amazing!!

Video produced by Washington University Public Affairs

The Greater China Club, the Olin Japan Association, and the Korean Olin Students Association are hosting the annual Lunar New Year celebration Friday, February 19, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Emerson Auditorium, Knight Hall.


Welcome the year of the horse with a wonderful night of delicious East-Asian food, mysterious oriental dances, beautiful songs, and fun activities. Please join us!

February is going to be a big time for the celebration of 2014 Lunar New Year. The Great China Club (GCC), collaborating with Korean Olin Student Association (KOSA) and Olin Japan Association (OJA), is enthusiastically organizing a celebration party with cultural performances and exciting activities. Don’t miss this excellent and meaningful social event at Olin!

Tickets are available in the Flag Hallway: $15

Lunar New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the longest and most important holiday on the Chinese calendar. Lunar New Year’ Eve in 2014 begins on Jan. 31. It is the Year of the Horse in the Chinese Zodiac.

Lunar new year 2014The biggest event of Chinese New Year’s Eve is the dinner every family will have. Families will have reunions just as people do on Thanksgiving in the U.S.  At midnight, fireworks and firecrackers will light up the whole sky, which according to tradition is to scare away evil spirits. The burning of firecrackers also signifies a joyful time of year and has become an integral aspect of Chinese New Year celebrations.

More Lunar Year Festivities

At Wash U’s Edison Theater, Friday, Jan. 31 at 2:00pm; or Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:00pm,
“Strength in Motion,” a lively showcase of music, drama, and cultural dance, including the traditional lion and Chinese Fan dances and the modern Fusion dance will be presented to celebrate Lunar New Year. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the Edison Theatre Box Office in the Mallinckrodt building. Visit  for more information.