Bastyr University Rings in the 2016 Lunar New Year

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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Year of the Monkey kicks off with Lion Dance in Dining Commons
Chinese New Year lions in hallway

For the fourth year in a row, the Bastyr University Dining Commons hosted Lunar New Year festivities on the Kenmore campus. At lunchtime on February 8, 2016, the community was treated to a traditional Chinese Lion Dance to help kick off the Lunar New Year (Year of the Fire Monkey, 4714.)

The three colorful lions danced to the beat of drums, cymbals and gongs while Bastyr students, faculty and staff looked on in delight. The performers are students from nearby Franklin High School in Seattle and have been performing the dance here since 2012.

Gung Hay Fat Choy, and may you and yours have good health and prosperity this year!