SUU Celebrates the Lunar New Year

A Lunar New Year celebration was held in the SUU Ballroom Feb. 6. Traditional Chinese decorations hung throughout the venue to liven the atmosphere. Lanterns, balloons and streamers were abundant as attendees filed into the room.

Dinner was provided by SUU Dining Services and included beef, chicken, vegetables and noodles.

“I’m a picky eater and was very scared to try the food at first,” Kambrea Zarogoza, a freshman International Student Ambassador and explained. “But once I ate it I wanted to go get more. I would love to try it all again.”

Zarogoza and many others took special notice of the blue rice being served as many considered it their favorite of the night.

Guests were also treated to cultural performances while enjoying their meals. Multiple performers took the stage to sing and dance for the attendees. Each group of performers came onstage in traditional, Chinese wardrobe as its celebrated in China.

For the younger guests, crafts and games were provided for their entertainment. Attendees also had the opportunity to learn some Chinese words relating to the New Year and the Year of the Pig.

The Lunar New Year event was a success for SUU’s International Ambassadors and all those in attendance as guests were able to ring in the Year of the Pig.

For more information on upcoming international events visit SUU.

Story by: Tomas D’Anella
Photo Credit Christopher Dimond