Lunar New Year Celebration to Welcome Year of the Monkey
Feb. 10, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University will celebrate Lunar New Year and
welcome the Year of the Monkey Feb. 14 with live entertainment and samplings of Pan-Asian
The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hansen Student Center, and is open to the
public. Admission is free, although donations will be accepted for relief efforts
for the recent earthquake in Taiwan.
The featured act at the IWU Lunar New Year celebration will be the professional Japanese
drum ensemble Tsukasa Taiko Legacy. Illinois Wesleyan and Heartland Community College
students will present Mongolian songs, fan dance, tai chi and performances on the
Chinese instruments guzheng and pipa. A lion dance and tables with hands-on activities
representing culture from China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam round out the event.
The event is sponsored by the Asian Studies program and the registered student organizations
of Chinese Culture & Communication Club, Korean Culture Club, Cross-Cultural Connections
and the Asian Pacific Student Association.