Around Athens: Lunar New Year and UGA

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Around Athens: Lunar New Year and UGA

Lion Dance at AASA’s 2018 Lunar New Year Show

This year’s Lunar New Year fell on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, and officially marked the beginning of the Year of the Pig. Lunar New Year marks an important time for many of the UGA students but particularly those apart of the Asian community. During this time, students of Asian descent, particularly Vietnamese and Chinese, have busy schedules with festivals to go to and family gatherings to attend. At UGA, the celebrations are slightly delayed to account for students going home to spend time with family.

CSSA’s Spring Festival Gala

The first large event held on campus was the Chinese Student & Scholar Association (CSSA)’s Spring Festival Gala which was held on Friday, February 8, 2019, at Tate Grand Hall. This annual celebration showcased performances such as singing, dancing, and stand-up comedy as well as a variety of food that rang in the new year wishing luck, prosperity, and happiness to all.

However, if you weren’t able to make it that, the Asian American Student Association (AASA) will be holding their annual Lunar New Year show this Sunday, February 17, 2019, in Tate Grand Hall! Similar to CSSA’s, AASA’s show will feature a variety of entertainment acts and food that showcase the Asian American culture here at UGA. Tickets are $7 for UGA students and $10 for non-students and can be purchased at Tate Box Office or online at www.tinyurl.com/LUNARS19TIX. Don’t miss out on this chance to experience Lunar New Year right here on campus! Check out a preview of the performances below!


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