GW Lunar New Year 2021 Virtual Celebration

2021 Lunar New Year Virtual Celebration February 11th 12 p.m., with picture of a bull and GW logo

About the Event

The George Washington University is pleased to present our first Lunar New Year Virtual Celebration in special partnership with San Diego Southern Sea Dragon and Lion Dance Association and The Chinese Street Market Pop-up. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of education and entertainment, from introducing how various Asian cultures celebrate the Lunar New Year, showing an amazing Lion Dance performance, to ending with a cooking tutorial of a traditional holiday dish.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience, since registration is limited and spots are not guaranteed otherwise.

This free virtual event will be held in English and is open to the public. We encourage audience members to participate in wearing their traditional Lunar New Year dress.

Instructions for Zoom Access

Join the Zoom webinar on the day of the event (Meeting ID: 921 5345 6341). We kindly ask attendees to please mute their audio upon meeting entry for best Zoom quality. Thank you for your cooperation. Questions about Zoom access? Please contact [email protected].


Program Lineup

  • Audience Raffle - Surprise gift giveaway!
  • Opening Remarks - Steven Balla, Research Director of GW Confucius Institute; Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs (GW)
  • Lunar New Year Celebration in Asia - Educational Presentation by GW Students and Regional Experts
  • Closing Remarks from Co-sponsors
    • Yonho Kim, Associate Research Professor of Practice; Associate Director of Institute for Korean Studies (GWIKS)
    • Immanuel Kim, Acting Chair of GW Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures; The Korea Foundation and Kim-Renaud Associate Professor of Korean Literature and Culture Studies (GW EALL)
    • Joshua Kai, Assistant Director of International Services Office (GW ISO)
    • Michael Tapscott, Director of Multicultural Student Services Center (GW MSSC)
  • Lion Dance Performance - San Diego Southern Sea Dragon and Lion Dance Association
  • Holiday Dish Cooking Tutorial - "Crystal Shrimp Dumpling Tutorial Video" presented by The Chinese Street Market Pop-up



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