03/02/2020

The URV community celebrates the Chinese New Year with a big event

Students performed three traditional dances and a concert to round off a week of activities

Students on stage during the event to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Fifty students from the Spanish language training programme offered by the Centre for Hispanic Studies spent a whole week putting on activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year with the University community, which concluded on 31 January with a big event in the Main Lecture Theatre on the URV’s Catalunya Campus.

It was the first time such an event has been held at the URV, and it involved three dances: one with the performers wearing traditional costumes from Mongolia, one where they wore long sleeve costumes and one where they were dressed in the traditional costumes of the Han Chinese. The students also sang songs typical of Chinese culture and the new year.

Students who organized the activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year at the URV with members of the Centre for Hispanic Studies and the Vice-Rector for Internationalisation, John Style.

In addition to the event, during the following week until 9 February there was a new edition of the Chinese Corner, a showing of and debate about the film Dying to survive, presentations on Chinese culture and an exhibition in the classroom block of the Catalunya Campus.