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Lunar New Year Festival at Gallery Night Pensacola
Start Date: 1/20/2017Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 1/20/2017End Time: 9:00 PM
Event Description:
On Friday, January 20th beginning at 4:00pm Palafox Street will illuminate with light from
250 silk red Chinese lanterns for a celebration of the Lunar New Year. A festive atmosphere
complete with artistic performances, cultural demonstrations and games for children will
accompany the visual display. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, which symbolizes confidence
and motivation. The Lunar New Year is a 15-day holiday and is celebrated on the first day of a
new moon by Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and others from Southeast Asian countries
between late January and late February of each year. The official start of the Lunar New Year
for 2017 is on January 28th.
International students from the University of West Florida along with international
community members will showcase traditional Lunar New Year activities during this month’s
Gallery Night such as dragon dances, Japanese Taiko drumming, and gifting red envelopes with money as a token of good luck for the year.
Location Information:
Downtown Pensacola
Pensacola, FL
Contact Information:
Name: Rachel Hendrix
Phone: 8504742368
Email: rhendrix@uwf.edu
Who Can Attend?
  • Current Students
  • Prospective Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Alumni
  • General Public
  • Division/College:
    Academic Affairs: University College
    Departments:
  • International Education & Programs
  • University College: Office of the Dean
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