CWRU | First Year

Wear red, celebrate Lunar New Year with fireworks Feb. 16

The Lunar New Year is the most important social and economic holiday for billions of people around the world. The holiday is tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar and originally was observed as a time to honor household and heavenly deities and ancestors. It’s a special time to bring friends and family together for feasting and festivities in China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Mongolia and other countries all over the world!

Celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog Friday, Feb. 16, with the CWRU community from 8 to 9 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center.

Popular Asian snacks, green tea and hot chocolate will be served to keep everyone warm inside the Tinkham Veale University Center. A fireworks show will begin at 8:45 p.m.

Come early and bring your CWRU ID. The first 300 people will get a free stuffed dog to celebrate the Year of the Dog. Wear red to receive a traditional red envelope filled with prizes and good fortunes.

Please expect security and limited access to Freiberger Field for your safety. This event is open to the community. Bring a friend and celebrate!

Watch how Lunar New Year is celebrated worldwide.