Asia Club to Ring in the Lunar New Year
January 27, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On Sunday, Feb. 21 Illinois Wesleyan University’s Asia Club will
host a celebration of the Lunar New Year. The event, which is open to the public,
will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Young Main Lounge of the Memorial Center
(104 E. University St., Bloomington).
Although the event is free of charge, donations will be accepted on behalf of the
Asia Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides underprivileged areas
of Asia with supplies, such as books for schools. For more information, visit www.asiafoundation.org.
The Lunar New Year celebration will consist of an arrangement of Asian food, entertainment
and displays of Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese and Korean culture provided by international
Much like American holidays, the Lunar New Year is a special time when families and
friends gather together. “Since international students at Illinois Wesleyan are unable
to go home and celebrate with their families, it has been a tradition for IWU to celebrate
the Lunar New Year with them.” said Katie Sill, president of the Asia Club.
While celebrating the New Year in America is always held on the same date, the Lunar
New Year in Asia changes each year, as it is based on a different calendar. In Asia,
the holiday is celebrated for multiple days and adults and students alike are given
time off to celebrate.
For more information on the Lunar New Year celebration, e-mail Katie Sill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Kristin Fields, ’12, (309) 556-3181