The cultural carnival “Spring Festival 2015” was held on 12 February at the campus to celebrate the approach of the Chinese New Year and offer an opportunity for non-local students and staff members to experience the traditional Chinese culture.
In her opening remarks, Prof Grace Lau Yin-ping, Associate Vice-President (Student Affairs), said that Chinese New Year is the most important festival and occasion for family reunion. The carnival allowed the big family of Lingnanians to get together to celebrate the Chinese New Year and non-local students in particular to learn traditional Chinese culture.
The event, co-organised by the Student Services Centre and the Office of Mainland and International Programmes, featured a variety of fantastic cultural performances, including Chinese Lion Dance, Chinese Kung Fu, Latin, Malaysian and Pakistani dances, Vietnamese and Cantonese songs singing, as well as violin and guzheng recitals. Eighteen booths were set up by students at Wing On Plaza presenting Chinese handicrafts, Chinese New Year’s food and Chinese, Korean and US cuisines. All Lingnanians got into the festive atmosphere and had a joyful evening.