Embracing Global Perspectives

Lunar New Year 2023


Let's Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at Cal Lutheran 

Mon. January 23 - Tues. February 6

Learn more about the legend of the Rabbit.

2023 is the year of the Water Rabbit, starting from Jan 22nd, 2023 and ending on February 9th, 2024. The sign of the Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. The year of 2023 is predicted to be the year of hope. (Source).

Find below the schedule of festivities.  Do you know what your Chinese zodiac sign is? Find out here!

Do you want to be involved or have any suggestions? Contact global@calutheran.edu

"The Little Year": Donate your Winter Cleaning items | TUES. JANUARY 17 - MON. FEBRUARY 6

Center for Global Engagement Lobby - Monday through Friday 8am-5pm

The Little Year (小年 / xiǎo nián) marks the beginning of the preparation for the Lunar New Year. From this day, people begin to prepare goods, clean house, pray to the stove god, etc. People carry out a ‘winter-cleaning’ of their houses to "sweep away the dust", and represents a wish to put away old things, bid farewell to the old year, and welcome in the New Year. 

Start off the year with your very own winter cleaning and come join the Center for Global Engagement to drop off any items (e.g., clothing, shoes, backpacks, etc.) that are in good condition but you would like to give away.

You can stop by CGE lobby to donate your items through February 6, Mon-Fri between 8am-5pm. Contact global@callutheran.edu with any questions. 

Embrace a new year and new you! Donations will be redistributed to a local charity association.
Last year's contributions were donated to Vietnam Veterans of America.

Cal Lutheran Dining: Lunar New Year Menu | MON. JANUARY 23


Ullman Dining is hosting a lunch special for the Lunar New Year! Indulge in Ullman Dining 360 grill special menu for the day. Check out Sodexo menu here.

Lunar New Year 2023 - Social Media Highlights| MON. JANUARY 23 - TUES. FEBRUARY 6

For the Lunar New Year 2023, there are traditions and activities that we invite you to share with us by tagging @clu.international on your Lunar New Year inspired Instagram stories. The most active and engaging content will win a red envelop ($25 Amazon gift card). Show us your home decor, table setting, lanterns, cooking skills, menu, gift boxes, red envelops, traditions... 

The Lantern Festival | MON. FEBRUARY 6


The fifteenth day of the New Year is the Lantern Festival (元宵节 Yuánxiāo Jié /ywen-sshyaou jyeah/). It is the traditional end of Spring Festival celebrations. Some people send glowing lanterns into the sky, while others release floating lanterns onto the sea, onto rivers, or adrift in lakes.

Come join the Center for Global Engagement to enjoy some lantern festival activities such as calligraphy, release of wishes, lantern building, food, games and more!


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