Students and teachers at Lingnan University welcomed the arrival of the Year of the Snake together at the Spring Festival 2013 carnival on 4 February.
Cultural performances including lion dance, singing, Xinjiang dance, band show and Kyrgyzstan music recital were staged by local and international students to showcase the university’s vibrant campus life. A total of 17 food and game booths were set up to serve traditional festive food including sweet dumplings, turnip cake, taro cake and happy doughnuts. Cultural handicrafts were also available for sale.
On 29-31 January 2013, staff, teachers and students were invited to write their own “Fai Chun” (auspicious messages written on red papers) and make Chinese New Year handicrafts during lunch hour at the counter outside Student Services Centre.
Year 3 Cultural Studies student, Aizhamal Marat, an international student from Kyrgyzstan, is outgoing and speaks several languages. She is interested in making friends with students of different nationalities. During the Spring Festival, the audience was introduced to some folk songs played by Aizhamal, using a unique musical instrument from her country. Aizhamal would like to study politics and public administration in Germany or Switzerland after her graduation from Lingnan and become a diplomat.