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China Night 2011

February 19, 2011

Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important traditional Chinese holiday. It is also an important holiday in East Asia. 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit. The lunar new year falls on the first day of the first moon (lunar month) February 3, 2011.

On February 19, Saint Mary's College held the third "China Night Program" to celebrate the holiday with the whole community. Saint Mary’s students and local community members performed Chinese dances, music, and plays and put on a fashion show to celebrate the occasion. Saint Mary's College students who have participated in the College’s China Summer Program showcased their study abroad experience. All children and students at the event were presented with red envelopes, which is a tradition during the Chinese New Year celebration.

Assistant director of global education talks about China Night (Fox 28)

Alice Siqin Yang, assistant director of global education, was interviewed about the China Night performance and what the public can expect to see at this Chinese New Year celebration. She also talked about how students graduating from college now are entering a world that is more economically interdependent. Exposure to other cultures can prepare them for this world and their careers. Watch the interview HERE.

Videos China Night

Saint Mary's College- China Night 2011 (1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnuMQgx89G8&feature=related

Saint Mary's College- China Night 2011 (2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3RvWznt8ZA&feature=related

Saint Mary's College- China Night 2011 (3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X92Lo6SkGKw&feature=related

Saint Mary's College- China Night 2011 (4)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSRDpssJYrs&feature=related

Saint Mary's College- China Night 2011 (5)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tuztykwphs&feature=related

Saint Mary's College- China Night 2011 (6)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyS7-WyLups&feature=related

Saint Mary's College- China Night 2011 (7)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfvf-lrgmHc&feature=related



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