CBU students celebrate the Lunar New Year
Riverside, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2020) – California Baptist students were immersed in Asian culture as they celebrated the Lunar New Year on Jan. 28.
Students watched various Chinese festive activities, tasted culture foods and drinks and learned to write their name in Chinese characters.
The Lunar New Year began Jan. 25 and celebrations continue through Feb. 8.
Monica Velasco, an environmental science senior, said she enjoyed watching the student performances and trying new foods.
“We have a lot of Chinese students who are part of the CBU International Center and this is one day that we can celebrate them and their culture,” Velasco said.
Lindsay Hanlin, an early childhood studies senior, said she enjoyed being with friends and joining others in the CBU community for the event.
“Every culture should be represented and feel at home here at CBU and I am grateful that we are able to acknowledge Asian culture for this holiday,” Hanlin said.