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CHINESE NEW YEAR

Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Lunar New Year vary widely. Often, the evening preceding Lunar New Year's Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly clean the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for incoming good luck. Windows and doors are decorated with red color paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of "good fortune" or "happiness", "wealth", and "longevity". Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes. In about one third of the Mainland population, or 500 million Northerners, dumplings (especially those of vegetarian fillings) feature prominently in the meals celebrating the festival.

PROGRAMS

1

Prologue:
Dragan Dance: 舞龙
Lion Dance : 舞狮
Team Vera Childers

2

Folk Drum Dance:
Support Army Yangko
《拥军秧歌》
Team Vera Childers

3

Peking Opera:
Flowing cloud and running water
《行云流水》
Qi Li

4

Dance:
Happy Piglets
《快乐的小猪》
Baozhen Huang

5

Magic:
《魔术表演》
Xinying Yang

6

Solo Dance:
《九儿》
Jillian Foley

7

Solo Pipa:
《新番语调绿妖》
Jia Ge

8

Solo Erhu:
《世界上唯一的花》
《太极琴侠》
Inna Lu

9

Solo Multiple Chinese Instruments:
民族器乐联奏
Xiaohao Su

10

Chorus:
《春节自救指南》
Chinese Community Center Chorus

11

Duet:
《举杯吧,朋友》
Sherri Duan, David Dai

12

Raffle Drawing!
Delicious Food is available after the raffle drawing

This Event

Professional performance: Traditional Chinese music (Pipa, Erhu), magic show, folk dancing, singing, dragon and lion dance.
Family friendly activities with prizes: Chinese calligraphy, paper cutting, riddles, chopsticks game.
Traditional Chinese Food: Eggrolls, Pot Stickers, Fried Fish, Shrimps, Dessert.
Event is FREE to everyone. Registration is needed. Free parking at Dutch Faculty/Staff Lot or Dutch Student Lot (See map below).

Raffle drawings

1st Prize: Echo Dot (x1, worth $50);
2nd Prize: Thermo Thank Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle 25 oz (x5, worth $30);
3rd Prize: USB 2.0 Flash Drive 32GB (x10, worth $15).



Any questions please contact confucius@albany.edu

WHEN & WHERE



Saturday 1:00 - 5:00pm, February 10th, 2018 UAlbany Campus Center, Ball Room
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