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Lunar New Year, Year of the Pig

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Lunar New Year is one of the world’s most prominent and celebrated festivals, which is held at the turn of the traditional lunar Chinese calendar. It is also a celebration of the coming of spring, so it is often referred to as the Spring Festival. This year the Lunar New Year will be celebrated on 5 February and celebrations will last until 19 February.

Find out how you can learn more about this special holiday and get involved in some of the celebrations taking place around campus and beyond.

3 February, Warwick Chinese Society's annual drama performance, Albany Theatre

This year you can enjoy two dramas: The Selection, an experimental theatre piece with classical Chinese music and dance elements and contemporary comedy Miss Granny. Both shows will be performed in Chinese with English subtitles.

4 February, 12-4pm, Big Screen Piazza

Join millions of people around the world to watch the Lunar New Year variety performance Gala, Live from Beijing, as we welcome in the Year of the Pig. Expect plenty of comedy skits and sketches, song and dance performances, acrobatics, magic and Chinese opera.

4 February, 6-8pm, The Graduate

Start the festivities early with some crafting activities - including fan making and decorating your own money envelope - and an oriental themed buffet.

5 February, PG Hub 1 & 2

See in the New Year with a broadcast of the Spring Festival Gala, snacks and light refreshments. In the Relaxation Room, get creative with Chinese calligraphy or make a red envelope for a loved one to bring them good fortune.

5 February, 2-6pm, Library Floor 2 Seminar Room

Enjoy a broadcast of the Spring Festival Gala, nibbles and the chance to try some themed activities such as calligraphy, paper lantern making, dragon puzzles and Chinese checkers.

16 February, 6pm, Warwick Arts Centre

Held by Warwick Chinese Society, The New Year Gala is a two-hour variety show featuring songs, dances, comedic skits, Chinese martial arts and xiangsheng (a popular form of Chinese comedic dialogue), all performed by Warwick students from a range of societies. Tickets tbc.

Celebrate with some specials from the SU

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