The International Education Department at the College of New Caledonia is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration on January 28. The Celebration will be held at the First Baptist Church on Fifth Avenue and Gillett Street in Prince George, and will feature traditional food and performances for the community to enjoy.
“This is one of the closest to traditional Chinese New Year celebrations you will see in the city,” said Tony Mei, CNC International Education Operations Assistant. “The show will feature cultural dance, song and even a band.” Along with a traditional style buffet from China Taste, there will be plenty of family friendly games with prizes.
Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is the most important traditional holiday in China. The New Year is a much needed winter holiday which dates back centuries. The timing of the holiday coincides with taking a rest before a new farming year and the traditional start of spring.
2017 will be the year of the Rooster according to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. Those born in the year of the Rooster are said to be very observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented.
The local event will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend the evening featuring cultural food and entertainment. Tickets $25 for adults, $15 for children, and are available through the International Education office and the Student Union at CNC or by calling (250) 562-2131 ext. 5449.