A special Lunar New Year celebration took place on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Main Lobby. Lunar New Year is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar.
“We gathered as a group to decorate Main Lobby with red lanterns and traditional riddles, and for dinner on Thursday night,” said Director of Student Activities, Shari Rossmann. “In-person students, as well as distance learners, were excused from classes so they could call and celebrate this special day with family and friends back home.”
Maia Mascari ’22 hosted the weekend’s Great GS Baking Show featuring Chinese dumplings, while the Student Activities Board (SAB) served a feast of dumplings and pot stickers. Students also provided a tutorial on how to use chopsticks for anyone that was interested.
Additionally, several international students volunteered to livestream virtual tours of their hometowns for the community to learn more about each city’s events and festivities.
Other weekend events included, calligraphy ink painting, paper cutting, games (spinning tops, etc.), a ping pong tournament, and badminton.
Happy New Year!