Lunar New Year Celebrations 2015 at Bodwell

Thanks to the efforts of a very large group of staff and student volunteers, Bodwell was able to host a great lunar new year celebration yesterday in the cafeteria from 3:30pm to 5pm.

Although the main focus may have been Chinese culture and what lunar new year means to China, there were also exhibits, games and food from other countries who celebrate lunar new year such as South Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia.

The event was very well attended and there was good food, singing, games and general festivities. Some of the highlights included Jianzi, the Chinese version of hacky sack played with a giant shuttlecock (learn more here), and traditional food such as Tang Yuan (glutinous rice balls) and Nian Gao (glutinous rice cake) and Chinese dumplings (made traditionally of cabbage and pork).

Thanks to Joseph Paul for the great pictures shared below.