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Tulane community celebrates Lunar New Year 2023

January 26, 2023 11:45 AM
Tulane Today today@tulane.edu

Global Café, a weekly gathering for international and internationally minded Tulane students, faculty and staff, presented a Lunar New Year celebration in the Rosenberg Mezzanine at the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life (LBC) on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The event, hosted by the Tulane Chinese Students and Scholars Association and the Tulane University Vietnamese Association, featured food, activities and a lion dance. Lunar New Year 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit.

The Global Café series aims to facilitate cultural exchange and introduce campus resources to the Tulane international community. It’s sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars, Office of Study Abroad, Center for Global Education, Freeman Study Abroad and Exchange, Tulane Law School and the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life.

(Photos by Rusty Costanza)

Student Yuncheng Chi (left) instructs fellow student Katelyn Martin on how to create Chinese characters.
Katelyn Martin practices writing Chinese characters using a small brush.
Pork dumplings and veggie spring rolls are served.
Students gather to play a traditional Chinese game, mahjong, during the event.
A lion dance is performed by the Rising Dragon Lion Dance Team.
Attendees clap and watch as the dance team prances through the LBC.