Lunar New Year: Celebrate the year of Pig at WSU Vancouver

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 10:26am -- brenda_alling

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University invites community members to learn about and celebrate Lunar New Year—the Spring Festival celebration. Enjoy live traditional music and Tai chi performances, Chinese cuisine, make-and-take crafts, games, a live Lion dance and other family-friendly activities. The free event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Firstenburg Student Commons on the WSU Vancouver campus.

For Chinese, in China and other ethnic communities around the world, the lunar new year is the most important and festive holiday of the year. It celebrates the end of the coldest days and the beginning of spring including planting and new starts.

2019 is the Year of the Pig. Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth.

About WSU Vancouver

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service.

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. 

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Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601,

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