Crowd celebrates ‘Year of the Rooster’

By Lilly Ortega


University of the Incarnate Word has a mission to express culture, diversity, and religion all in one place.

This mission was carried out Tuesday, Jan. 31, in McCombs Center Rosenberg Skyroom at the 2017 Asian New Year Celebration, to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster.

During the event, the UIW community had the opportunity to watch several performances such as an accordion solo, Bollywood dance, and a Chinese orchestra. Through these performances, attendees could learn more about the culture, music and wardrobe. Guests were also invited to snack on various Asian dishes during the event.

All throughout the Skyroom, which was adorned in red and gold décor, were booths set up for calligraphy and origami demonstrations, as well as different tea tastings.

One of the booths, which many people participated in, featured a game called “GO.”

Student Luis Vergara said he has always wanted to learn how to play and he finally got that chance.

“It’s a game that has always sparked my attention but I never knew how to play,” Vergara said. “I didn’t even think of coming to Asian New Year until my friends told me about it, and I’m really glad I came. It was a great festival.”

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