Lunar New Year Celebration Honors Year of the Rat

Lunar New Year  Celebration Honors Year of the Rat
The 2008 Lunar New Year Celebration will be on Feb. 7.

The campus community is invited to attend the 2008 Lunar New Year Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Plaza.

The Lunar New Year is an annual festivity based upon many Asian traditions. It symbolizes a new start when people clean out their homes and pay old debts to bring in a prosperous and healthy new year.

According to the Vietnamese and Chinese zodiac systems this new year will be the Year of the Rat. The celebration will feature cultural performances, booths, activities, prizes, speakers and more. A variety of student groups will be selling food to help raise funds for their organizations. Admissions is free and there will be free calligraphy and other treats.

Each year, the Asian & Pacific Islander Student Center collaborates with on-campus student and staff organizations, such as Alpha Sigma Lambda, the Chinese Student Organization, the Malaysian Student Association, the Vietnamese Student Association, the Hong Kong Student Association, the International Center  and the Asian Pacific Faculty Staff Student Association to put on this event.

For more information call (909) 869-5023 or visit