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Ohio Wesleyan Hosts Chinese New Year Celebration
Chinese Martial Arts, Music to be Featured in Free Public Event

February 10, 2009

Photo courtesy of Arjene Chen
DELAWARE, OHIO – The culture of China will come alive in Ohio Wesleyan University’s Gray Chapel in a visual and musical Chinese New Year Celebration from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 15 in Gray Chapel at University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

The free event will feature performances of the Chinese Fan Dance, Lion Dance, Little flower-drums, and more. All children and students who attend will receive a Chinese New Year gift.

The celebration is being hosted by the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and the Chinese Culture Club of OWU. It is sponsored by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago. The celebration begins China Week activities, which will include movies, events, and a folk carnival for students.

Chinese New Year is the longest, most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The Chinese year 4707—the year of the ox—began Jan. 26.

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