Chinese Students at Troy University to Celebrate the Year of the Snake on Feb. 8

Posted: Monday, 04 February 2013

TROY - The Troy University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) will celebrate the New Year of the Snake with the annual Chinese Spring Festival Celebration on Friday, Feb. 8, at the Troy Campus.

The event will kick off at 6 p.m. inside the Trojan Center Ballrooms. Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Troy University and CSSA, the festival will gather Chinese and other international students, visitors and faculty members to celebrate together with their American peers.

“Celebration of this traditional Chinese festival season will express the love for the motherland of all the Chinese students at TROY,” said Wei Li, director of the event and president of the CSSA. “By gathering American and international students, the event also allows them to experience the traditional Chinese culture and plays a positive role in promoting the cultural diversity at Troy University.”

Chinese Lunar New Year, first known as Spring Festival, is the most important traditional festival for Chinese people. The event will feature a number of performances with strong traditional Chinese characteristics, including the "Jasmine" folk dance, the classical Chinese "fleeting dance” and programs featuring a combination of eastern and western cultures. Authentic Chinese cuisine will also be served.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 for students and $17 for faculty, staff and members of the public, and can be purchased inside Pace Hall, room 116. Reservation for tickets can also be made by emailing

For more information, please contact Wei Li at 334-434-0467

New Year of the Snake

Troy University’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association and the Confucius Institute at Troy University will celebrate the Chinese New Year on Feb. 8.