Texas Tech Celebrates 2014 Lunar New Year

Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center commemorates the occasion with events for students, faculty, staff and the Lubbock community starting Friday.

WHEN:           Friday (Jan. 31)-Feb. 8

WHERE:         Various locations on Texas Tech campus

EVENT:          Texas Tech University Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center (CCAAC) celebrates the 2014 Lunar New Year with various events for students, faculty, staff and the Lubbock community starting Friday.

The Lunar New Year is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the first day of the year on the Chinese calendar. Traditionally, celebrations start on Chinese New Year’s Eve to the last day of the month. According to the Chinese astrology calendar, 2014 is the Year of the Wooden Horse, which begins Feb. 4.

CCAAC’s Lunar New Year events educate individuals on the history and traditions of the Asian culture, offer a welcoming and friendly campus environment and build strong relations within the Texas Tech community.

The schedule of events is as follows:

  • Tet Nyguyen Dan – a popular festival in Vietnam
    • 4-5 p.m. Friday (Jan. 31)
    • International Cultural Center
  • Introduction to Peking Opera and its Characters
    • 5:30-7:30 Friday (Jan. 31)
    • Human Sciences, Room 169
  • “Cultural Exchange with Asia” from 2013 to 2014
    • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday (Feb. 3)
    • Merket Alumni Center
  •  Traditional Chinese Market
    • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday (Feb. 7)
    • SUB Courtyard
  •  Making a Fortune – Chinese Dumpling Food Demonstration
    • 6-7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 7)
    • Museum of Texas Tech
  •  Lunar New Year Celebration
    • 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 8)
    • Frazier Pavilion

For more information, contact CCAAC at 806-742-8681 or crosscultural@ttu.edu.

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CONTACT: Ricky Sherfield, unit coordinator, Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-8681 or ricky.sherfield@ttu.edu.