Auburn recognizes, celebrates Lunar New Year
The first day of February marks the Lunar New Year and the first new moon of the lunar calendar. The holiday is largely celebrated in East Asia, but in the United States is often celebrated as the Chinese New Year.
It is celebrated over 15 days in China, culminating with Lantern Festival (this year on Feb. 15). This year marks the year of the Tiger, the third of the 12 animals which appear in the Chinese Zodiac. Auburn and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, or OID, want to wish a happy lunar new year to all those on campus celebrating.
For those wanting to learn more about the holiday and those who celebrate, consider engaging with the Chinese Student Organization in the Cross Cultural Center for Excellence, the Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures or Auburn’s Asian Studies minor.
For more information on Auburn’s commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community and other notes of cultural recognition, please visit OID’s website, Instagram page and Auburn’s DEI landing page, or by signing up for the OID newsletter.