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Spring Festival celebrations

Watch the video to find out what happens at our Spring Festival celebrations. 

Spring Festival 2024: Tuesday 13 February

We want to wish all our students, staff and local residents a Happy Spring Festival. 

Saturday, February 10, 2024 marks the first new moon on the lunar calendar and the start of the Spring Festival and the Year of the Dragon in China. The Chinese zodiac gives each year an animal sign, and the dragon symbolises luck, power and success. 

The Spring Festival is the most celebrated and longest of all Asian festivals and is observed by millions of people around the world. Different countries in East Asia hold their own new year celebrations at this time and we are pleased to be able to showcase those different traditions in our festival on campus. 

We will be celebrating on campus on Tuesday 13 February 2024 and everyone is welcome. 
We encourage everyone to wear something red on the day to celebrate!

Forum Street 12-3pm Join us for our vibrant street festival to celebrate the Spring Festival. 
  • We have lucky red packets to give away
  • Write a new year wish and hang it in one of the trees
  • Watch a traditional tea ceremony and try some delicious tea
  • Have your fortune told
  • Try your hand at some chinese caligraphy 
  • Try out the pitch pot game 
  • Get there in time to taste some tradition snacks 
  • Have a look at the Tinikling dance brough by the Filipino Society 
  • Speak to the brilliant Chinese Community Welfare Service about their vital work 
Forum Street 11-3pm Enjoy a tasty bowl of Asian food at the pop up stall. 
(Menu to be confirmed)
Rear of XFI Building 6.45pm Watch the celebratory Spring Festival firework display. 
(Please note there will be restricted pedestrian access around East Park, Rennes Drive and XFI from 6.30-7pm)

Thank you to the following student societies and external groups for their dedication in planning and delivering this event: 

  • Chinese Society
  • Chinese Community Welfare Service (CCWS)
  • HK Pass 
  • Malaysian Society
  • Singapore Society 
  • Filipino Society 
  • Mahjong Society 
  • Vietnamese Society 
  • Thai Society