UCI Lunar New Year Festival

Year of the Dragon 2000 will be celebrated on the UCI campus on Wednesday, February 16. This year the annual Lunar New Year event is being jointly organized by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Asian American student groups.

This will be the fifth year that the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department language lecturers have celebrated the lunar New Year by presenting various aspects of Asian culture with the purpose of advancing their students' language and cultural studies. Included are demonstrations of ceremonies, music, skits, and exhibits of artifacts. Community volunteers, professional performers and artists participate, as well as students. There will be a Vietnamese component of the Department's festival for the first time, in addition to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The celebration will be held in Emerald Bay A-B-C in the Student Center, 10:00- AM - 2:00 PM.

The festivities continue outside the Student Center on the same day, Wednesday, February 16. UCI Asian American student groups, led by the Vietnamese Student Association and the Vietnamese American Coalition, will present outdoor performances and food for purchase from 12:00-1:00 PM on Ring Road. A Lion Dance and Taiko drummers will add to the festive atmosphere.

The public is invited to join in the festivities. For more information please call (949) 824-2227.