WUSTL ushers in Lunar New Year

Students gather on the north portico of the Danforth University Center for fireworks.
(Credit: Sid hastings)

WUSTL ushered in the Lunar New Year with a fireworks show Jan. 22 on Mudd Field. The Lunar New Year — observed this year on Jan. 23 — is one of the most important traditional Asian holidays.

Prior to the fireworks show, students enjoyed food, origami, calligraphy, information booths and performances in Tisch Commons, Danforth University Center.
Click on the slideshow (right) to see images from the celebration.

Festivities conclude this weekend, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27 and 28, with a high-spirited performance in Edison Theatre. Both nights are sold out.

Two student groups, the Asian Multicultural Council and the Lunar New Year Festival, organized the events to make Asian culture accessible to as many people as possible.