Chinese New Year is celebrated everywhere around the world and America is no different. However, usually only the bigger cities with large Asian populations have city-wide celebrations. New York and San Fransciso’s Chinatown are always very festive this time of year.
Americans do no celebrate the holiday and workers don’t get the day off. However, Asian families still celebrate. At most colleges, the Chinese Student Association will have some sort of event that celebrate the new year. At Ohio State, we are lucky to have many Chinese organizations. The week of the New Year, the Chinese American Student Association, the Chinese International Student Association, the Asian Business Student Association will all have events and shows to celebrate.
My fraternity also had our own annual celebration with many shows and free food ofcourse. The best way to entice students to come to your event is to offer them free food!
This year, we invited performers from many different countries to perform. After all, the lunar new year is celebrated by all countries, not just China.
This is the Korean Student Association performing a modern dance.
He was incredible with the Chinese yo-yo. The crowd was stunned.
The line was long for the free food.
My co-MC taking a quick break.
They were called the ‘dueling violinists’.
This was an Indian dance group. They performed to songs that mixed hip-hop to Indian bangara music.
My fraternity performs the lion dance.
All the performers.
It was very time consuming, stressful and expensive to put on a show (cost us about $1,500 dollars), but it was well worth it!!