ASF welcomed the Chinese Dragon Troop (representing the Chinese Delegation in Mexico) on campus, and celebrated the Chinese New Year with a series of performances for students, in order to show them more about the Chinese culture and celebrations.
The Chinese New Year has more than 4,000 years of history and is the longest holiday of the year. The national holiday begins on the first new moon of the year and lasts until January 15. Today, the Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world and is the most important holiday in China and to Chinese people all over the world.
Each Chinese New Year is designated as the year of one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, who is supposed to characterize that year and all those born in it. 2019 is the year of the pig.
An Earth Pig year combines a realistic but happy-go-lucky sociable pig combined with the steady and sensible characteristics of Earth, it heralds a rewarding and prosperous year, a year to enjoy friendships and social contacts and come together for the common good. An Earth Pig combines the relaxed attitude of the animal with a very "down-to-earth" realistic climate.
The performance at ASF included colorful dragons and lions, martial arts displays, traditional drums and swords and a crowd of students who didn’t stop cheering! View the full gallery here: