Chinese Club at SUNY invites campus and community to celebrate the year of the horse on Sunday

SUNY Fredonia’s Chinese Club invites the campus and community to celebrate year of the horse this Sunday. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the celebration of the year of the horse begins on Friday, Jan. 31 and ends on Friday, Feb. 14.

A dinner will take place in the Multipurpose Room, William Center at 6 p.m. Students will be charged $6 and the general public $8. Tickets are available at the ticket office on campus and online at Fredonia webpage as well.

Chinese holiday traditional customs will be introduced in a presentation. Every single person who comes to the dinner will get a gift from the Chinese Club after the dinner.

Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival in China, marks the end of the winter season. The festival begins on the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar and ends with the Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day. Since the Chinese lunar calendar determines the date of the festival, it falls on different dates each year in the Gregorian calendar. The horse is the seventh sign of the Chinese zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs. In Chinese culture, a horse symbolizes loyalty, energy and nobility.

This event is sponsored by the Center of Multicultural Affairs and the Fredonia Student Association.

The Chinese Club, recognized by the Fredonia Student Association, is a student organization established in 2008. It supports the cultural and social needs of Chinese students and promotes greater awareness and understanding of Chinese culture on Fredonia’s campus and in the larger community.

To learn more, contact president of the Chinese Club Yong Zhang at zhan6045@fredonia.edu or (646) 384-3785