ANU Lunar New Year Celebration

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To celebrate our diversity and the strong, valued bonds we share with our community, the University celebrated Lunar New Year on 26 February in the Marie Reay Teaching Centre on our Acton Campus.

The event featured traditional Chinese instrumental performances, lion dance performances, calligraphy, origami and paper-cutting demonstrations, customary games such as Mahjong and Chinese chess and a movie screening - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, is the most important festival in Chinese culture and takes place on the first day of the lunar calendar. The Lunar New Year is observed around East and Southeast Asia as a time of joy, remembrance and, most importantly, of connection with loved ones. Each year is associated with one of 12 animals with 2022 marking the year of the tiger, symbolising bravery, courage and strength.

The ANU Lunar New Year Celebration was in partnership with the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Commonwealth of Australia and the ACT Chinese Australian Association.

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