Year of the Rooster!

Seeing a lot of red? It must be time to celebrate the new Lunar Year. Keep your ears open for the many ways people at UBC are wishing each other a Happy Lunar New Year!

  • Gong Hay Fat Choy and Son Nihn Fai Lok! (Cantonese)
  • Gong Xi Fa Cai and Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Mandarin)
  • Sae-hae bok mani badeusayo! (Korean)
  • Chúc mừng năm mới! (Vietnamese)

January 28, 2017 marks the beginning of the Year of the Rooster and celebrations by families around the world including those with Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese heritage. Traditionally held as a 15-day festival, the Lunar New Year is a significant time for many UBC students, faculty and staff, alumni both here and throughout Asia.

You can celebrate beginning of year of Rooster in style with your neighbours, family & friends right here at the Wesbrook Community Center. Join in the festivities on February 4th between 2 – 4PM. There are performances and activities planned to keep all members of the family entertained. Don’t miss the Traditional Lion Dance, Korean Drummer Performance and be sure get a taste of some ethnic delicacies. If all that still doesn’t make you want to come, I am sure a red envelope may interest you. Yes, make sure you tell your kids about those envelopes!

See you there!