Troy University students learn about Lunar New Year

Troy University’s International Student Cultural Organization and the Chinese Culture Club teamed up to teach people about the Lunar New Year.

Although the Lunar New Year holiday may be recognized by many, the purpose of the event was to show others how two cultures celebrate the same holiday differently.

One of the presenters, Clio Phan, talked about how the Lunar New Year is celebrated in the Vietnamese culture.

“I talk about some of the things that are really important to us, like that we value on like Lunar New Year Day,” says Phan. “We talk about this year we celebrate the Cat year instead of the Rabbit year.”

Phan decided to do a presentation on how her culture celebrates the Lunar New Year to teach others a lesson that she believes is very important.

it’s all about the difference in how people do things but I think it’s really people value different things in a different country,” says Phan. “And I just want people to know what other people around them value.”

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