Cue the fireworks! Chinese New Year is right around the corner and we know just how to celebrate! On Wednesday, February 1st, the Army and Navy Academy will be hosting its 3rd annual Chinese New Year Celebration, organized by Licheng (Jerry) Zhou and his International Liaison staff. The entire school is welcome to attend as students will participate in Chinese customs such as the opening ceremony where they’ll release wishing lanterns off into the sky for good fortune in the New Year. Cadets will also enjoy delicious Chinese appetizers from The Mandarin, be entertained by performances from the San Diego Lucky Lion Dancers and visit several stations that commemorate China’s most important holiday.

This special celebration is called the Spring Festival as it marks the beginning of spring in the Chinese Lunar calendar. The holiday lasts for 15 days and is accompanied with beautiful traditions where Chinese family and friends gather together to ring in the New Year with fireworks, a festive dinner and lucky money envelopes that elders give to children.

The Celebration will begin at the beach at 1845 and end at 2130.

As an international school representing 18 countries, we embrace various languages, religions, and cultural traditions. We hope you’ll attend and experience this beautiful tradition!

In addition to this special event, the ANA community is invited to view the Chinese Wood Paintings in Davis Hall donated by Victor Chun’s family from February 1st-February 3rd.

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