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Chinese New Year 2019: Year of the Pig

Chinese new year greeting with picture of pig gold on red background

RUSU and the University are delighted to invite you to celebrate Chinese New Year this February. Chinese New Year itself, marking the start of the Year of the Pig, falls on Tuesday 5 February. We would like to wish everyone happiness and good fortune ( - fuk / fú), and we will be sharing red pin badges with staff and students around campus in celebration. These can be found at reception in the Palmer Building and Whiteknights House, as well as in RUSU.

Our main celebration of Chinese New Year will be a Lion Dance Performance on Tuesday 5 February at 17:30-18:30 in 3sixty, RUSU Building. There will also be dumplings, dim sum, red packets and a photobooth at our afternoon celebrations.

We will also be hosting the following events open to both staff and students:

Chinese New Year Gala Dinner – Chinese Students and Staff Association (CSSA)
Date: Friday 1 February 2019
Time: 20:00-01:00       
Venue: 3sixty, RUSU

Tickets for this event can be purchased from the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) on the RUSU website. 

Calligraphy Workshop
Date: Monday 4 February 2019

Time: 13:30–15:30 
Venue: Monterey Lounge (cheese room), RUSU Building
Come and learn to create your own greeting banners (
揮春) for Chinese New Year to decorate your halls/house! This workshop will also be carried out by the Your Halls Life Team in the common room at Sherfield, St.Georges and Park Lounge in the evening.

Dumpling Workshop
Date: Wednesday 6 February 2019
Time: 13:00-15:00
Venue: Monterey Lounge, RUSU Building
Come along to learn how to make your own dumplings (

If you would like to learn more about Chinese New Year, Nozomi Tolworthy, RUSU Diversity Officer, has written a guest post on our #diversereading blog.


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