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Aberdeen University hosting Chinese New Year celebrations this weekend

Aberdeen University will be hosting a range of Chinese celebrations from noon on Sunday
Aberdeen University will be hosting a range of Chinese celebrations from noon on Sunday

Visitors to Aberdeen can enjoy a dragon procession and lion dance this weekend as students celebrate Chinese New Year.

Aberdeen University will be hosting a range of Chinese celebrations from noon on Sunday, giving visitors of all ages the chance to get involved.

There will be Chinese calligraphy, a stream of the Chinese New Year Gala TV show, lantern making, an opportunity to cook Chinese dumplings, a tai chi demonstration and the traditional dragon possession and lion dance.

Director of Aberdeen University’s Confucius Institute, Dr William Tuladhar-Douglas, encouraged people to come along.

“We are all tremendously excited at the prospect of celebrating Chinese New Year at the University of Aberdeen.

“Celebrations at our King’s College campus will culminate in a traditional dragon procession and lion dance that will bring a colourful spectacle to the old streets of Old Aberdeen, but there is so much more going on throughout the day to mark the start of the year of the monkey, including calligraphy, cooking demonstrations, lantern making and tai chi.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest to come along to King’s College this Sunday and enjoy an authentic Chinese New Years experience.”

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