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Idaho State University Chinese New Year Celebration welcomes community on Jan. 26

Posted January 18, 2013

The Idaho State University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSS­­A) invites the community to experience the traditional culture of China at the ISU Chinese New Year Night 2013 on Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The annual event will run from 6 to 9 p.m.

The evening will offer a traditional Chinese dinner featuring specialties of Chinese New Year and entertainment. The dinner will feature both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food options. The dinner menu consists of spring roll, roasted beef with potato, traditional roasted chicken, stir-fried vegetable, Yangzhou fried rice and tossed noodles.

The performances include a traditional piano solo, thousand-hand Bodhisattva dance, lion dance, Chinese kung fu and traditional instruments.  There will also be a raffle and games.

Tickets are on sale at the Pond Student Union and Rendezvous Complex from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Jan. 25. Prices for tickets purchases in advance are $7 for ISU students, $8 for ISU faculty and staff, and $9 for the general public. Tickets cost $1 more at the door. Children under age 5 have free admission.

The ISU CSSA welcomes friends to join them to promote Chinese culture and to strengthen the diversity of the community.

For more information, contact Qifeng Wu, at (208) 317-8195 or