Chinese community at KSU celebrates Year of the Dog

Students‚ faculty and friends came together on Jan. 26 to celebrate the Chinese New Year. January 29 is actually the first day of the year according to the Chinese lunar calendar‚ with 2006 being the Year of the Dog.

Georgia (Jan 31, 2006)
Students‚ faculty and friends came together on Jan. 26 to celebrate the Chinese New Year. January 29 is actually the first day of the year according to the Chinese lunar calendar‚ with 2006 being the Year of the Dog.

The elaborate and colorful festivities included the traditional lion dance by the Chad Myers’ Southern Shaolin Kungfu Academy and Lion Dance Team‚ Chinese music by faculty member Dr. Binyao Zheng and a Chinese dance performance by the CAO Ying Dance School.

The Chinese calendar consists of a unique 12−year cycle. Twelve animals (Rat‚ Ox‚ Tiger‚ Hare Dragon‚ Snake‚ Horse‚ Sheep‚ Monkey‚ Rooster‚ Dog and Boar‚ in that order) are used to represent each of the 12 years. Anyone who was born in the Year of the Dog is now 0‚ 12‚ 24‚ 36‚ 48‚ 60‚ 72‚ 84 or 96 years old.




 

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