2014 Lunar New Year Celebration

The Department of Asian Studies presents their Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration, a joyous opportunity for heritage and non-heritage learners to demonstrate their Chinese language skills through songs, stories and comical performances.

Chinese New Year 2014 Front Page


With opening remarks from the Education Consul of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver, and local MLA David Eby, the main event will be a spectacular celebration of Chinese culture with performances from professional Lion Dancers, UBC students and the UBC Chinese Ensemble. In conjunction with the main event, we will also offer Chinese cultural activities for everyone to enjoy and participate in. Activities include writing Chinese calligraphy, creating paper crafts, tying Chinese knots and wearing traditional costumes. UBC’s Asian Library will also be holding events such as the Beautiful China Photo Exhibition and Knowing 360 Jobs in Old China from Cigarette Cards.

Friday, February 7th, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Asian Centre, UBC, 1871 West Mall (map)
Free & open to the public

Schedule of Associated Events:

Main Event 10:00 am – 12:45 pm

  • Lion Dance
  • Student Performances
  • UBC Chinese Ensemble

Lunch 12:45 pm

Cultural Booths 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Write Calligraphy
  • Wear Chinese Traditional Costumes & Take Photos
  • Tie Chinese Knots & Make Paper Crafts

Asian Library Events 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Beautiful China Photo Exhibition in collaboration with the Consulate General of PRC Vancouver
  • Exhibition: Knowing 360 Jobs in Old China from Cigarette Cards
  • Lecture by Li Desheng on “Cigarette cards and Chinese Customs” (2:00pm)
  • Treasure hunt

Asian Book Sale 1:00 pm – 4:00pm

 Schedule of Asian Library Events >>

Last year’s Chinese New Year Celebration >>