Brock celebrates Lunar New Year in style

Brock celebrates Lunar New Year in style

As the Chinese Lunar New Year fast approaches, Brock kicked off the celebrations in style on Friday by hosting a festive event at the College.

Members of the College had the opportunity to try out traditional crafts such as calligraphy and origami, sample authentic Asian food and tea, compete in chopstick competitions and witness live performances and group dancing from the International students.

For the first time, students and staff from Walhampton School, who are learning Chinese taught by Brock’s Confucius Classroom, were invited to immerse themselves in the New Year spirit.

Organiser of the event and Confucius Classroom Manager at the College, Li Xing said:  “It is wonderful to see another successful Lunar New Year event this year. It’s great for our students to learn about the different aspects of Asian culture.

“It has now become a tradition at the College to celebrate. We’re looking forward to sharing this great opportunity with an even wider community outside of Brockenhurst in the future. Thank you to everybody involved – the students and staff, Brock Alumni, the International students, the Chinese learners and Zhuhai Sister School students”.

The Lunar New Year, also known as ‘Spring Festival’, marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of a new year on the Chinese calendar.

It is the longest and most important celebration in the Lunar calendar and is celebrated in most South Asian countries, such as China, Vietnam and Singapore.