Last Saturday, Jan. 28, was very special to many students of East Asian descents as they celebrated the beginning of the Year of the Rooster with performances, food, a photo booth and fun festivities at the annual Lunar New Year Expo. One of the largest collaborations across many offices and student groups, the expo brought together students, staff and faculty members from the International Student Services, Lawrence International, Chinese Students Associations, the Waseda Exchange Program, the Vietnamese Students Group, Pan-Asian Organization and more. Many members of the Appleton and Fox Valley communities also join in the festivities of this much anticipated event. The highlights of the event included the traditional Vietnamese Lion Dance and Japanese drums, as well as many booths displaying Lunar New Year traditions in various countries – ranging from snacks, fun games and dances.
Photos by Billy Liu
A professional Vietnamese Lion Dance Crew performs at the Expo.
Sophomore Jason Lau helps local children fold origami.
Waseda junior Tsubasa Sasaki demonstrates his calligraphy skill at the Japanese booth.
The Japanese student group introduce their calligraphy, art and other traditions at their booth.