Although the United States rings in the new year on January 1, East Asian cultures still make the effort to celebrate Lunar New Year because it is one of the few times in the year that extended family will come together and feast on food.
On February 3, a few nights before Lunar New Year, UCLA Feast at Rieber held a special Lunar New Year dinner that featured different kinds of food that East Asian cultures eat during Lunar New Year. The menu highlights were: Spicy Braised Short Ribs with Sticky Rice Full Moon Tsukimi Udon Spare Ribs with Goji…
CSSA showcased a variety of performances, which included musical performances with traditional Chinese Instruments, modern and traditional dances, songs from popular Chinese/Taiwanese movies, a cappella performances (in Chinese, of course), crosstalk (a popular type of comedic show in China), and a brilliant play as the finale.
What happens when you raise concerns over celebrating the Year of the Monkey on the first day of Black History Month? A lot of t-shirts being pulled, a debate about political correctness, and a feature on the Daily Show.
The city, located in the San Gabriel Valley, provides the opportunity for the majority Asian American community to ring in the year of the monkey with family and friends.