Chinese New Year celebrated in style at Plymouth University
The coming Chinese New Year is being celebrated with three days of events at Plymouth University.
Networking fairs, a food festival, Chinese lantern making and workshops teaching paper folding, calligraphy, tai chi and Mandarin taster lessons culminate with a celebration dinner on Friday evening.
“In China the New Year celebration is a lot like Christmas is here. Families will travel far to celebrate together with meals and fireworks,” David from the Shaanxi region of China said.
He was attending one of the paper folding workshops with friends and fellow English students Linda from the Jianxi region and Rai from Beijing.
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“The actual new year is on Saturday and is called the Spring Festival, as we are celebrating the coming of spring,” they added.
Business students Iris Kong, Kelly Li Gong, Cecilia Liung and Agnes Liu were busy at the calligraphy workshop.
“Calligraphy is an art form in China, but it is not really something that young people do any more,” they said.
“The New Year celebrations here is a good way of getting together with friends and we will probably spend Saturday together cooking traditional dumplings and maybe watching the Chinese CCTV TV-channel. CCTV have some special New Year celebration shows that everybody in China will watch.”
There are approximately 650 Chinese students at Plymouth University.