ASA and Place2BU Celebrate Year of the Pig

Feb. 15, 2007

by Katie Brooks, student newswriter, (254) 710-1961

The Asian Student Association and Place2BU will host the second annual Chinese New Year celebration welcoming the Year of the Pig at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Fountain Mall on the Baylor University campus.

The festivities will include free food, traditional dances, martial arts exhibitions, Chinese yo-yo performances and dragon dances, according to Dan Long, graduate assistant for campus programming.

"This is an opportunity for the Baylor community to be exposed to a culture that they may not be familiar with. From this, attendees can learn from and gain an appreciation for another culture," Long said.

The most important celebration in the Chinese calendar, the official Chinese New Year of 4705 will begin Feb. 18.

People born in the Year of the Pig are said to have good manners, are hard working, appreciate luxury and are loving and loyal partners. Ernest Hemingway, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, David Letterman and Lucille Ball were all born in the Year of the Pig.

For more information on the Chinese New Year Celebration, contact the Long (254) 710-4994.

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