Chinese New Year Celebration scheduled for Feb. 12

Posted: Tuesday, 02 February 2010

TROY, Ala.—Troy University students will bring in the Chinese New Year on Feb. 12 with both traditional and contemporary flair.

Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Troy University, the Chinese Student and Scholar Association and the Department of International Programs, the Chinese New Year Celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms.

“Our New Year Celebration is a time for families to come together,” said Mandi Shi, a sophomore Chinese student at TROY. “This is China’s biggest celebration.”

The entertainment will include a variety of traditional and contemporary performances including vocal musical interludes and performances on traditional Chinese instruments, such as Pipa, a Tea Ceremony, Dai Minority Dance, Xinjiang Minority Dance, Korean Minority Dance and others. “Hip-hop” dancing will also be performed. A Dragon Dance, which will welcome the “Year of the Tiger.”

The menu includes Kung Pao Chicken, MuShu Pork, Ants Climbing a Tree and many other traditional foods.

General admission is $10 for students and $15 for all non-Troy University students. Advanced ticket orders are encouraged. For tickets, contact Ms. Xiaofeng Chen at 334-808-6348 or Maria Frigge at 334-808-6146. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Chinese Student and Scholar Association at