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During the Asian Students Alliances Lunar New Year festival event on Feb. 7, a team crafted a lion head using a cardboard box and construction paper. SARAH CHEUNG/THE STATESMAN

ASA celebrates Lunar Festival event with Lunar New Year-inspired games

Sarah Cheung February 25, 2024

The Asian Students Alliance (ASA) hosted a Lunar Festival for students at Stony Brook University to ring in the Lunar New Year. The event was held in the Stony Brook Union Ballroom on Feb. 7 from...

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The Mid Autumn Festival at the Jasmine food court in the Wang center.

SBU welcomes fall with Mid-Autumn Festival traditions

Sydney Riddle September 18, 2022
The Mid-Autumn Festival, which took place on Sept. 10, was one of the first cultural events celebrated on campus. During this event mooncakes and harvest-based food were served at Jasmine, located at the Wang Center.
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My celebration of the Chinese New Year

My celebration of the Chinese New Year

Matthew Yan February 19, 2018
Like western New Year’s celebrations, the Lunar New Year is both a time of reflection of the past year as well as a time of preparation for the future.
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A magician performed a face changing performance. The performers wear masks of different colors usually depicting well known characters from the Sichuan Opera. One of the faces the magician depicted included a fire-breathing skit. The technique used to change masks has been a guarded secret which has been passed down traditionally from generation to generation within theater families. MANJU SHIVACHARAN/ THE STATESMAN

Chinese New Year celebrated at Wang Center

Manju Shivacharan February 10, 2016
To ring in the Chinese New Year, the Confucius Institute at Stony Brook hosted a New Years Celebration at the Charles B. Wang Center on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.
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Many international students studying at Stony Brook do not travel home for Thanksgiving. (SARA SUPRIYATINO/THE STATESMAN)

For international students, Thanksgiving can be a difficult time

Lisa Setyon-Ortenzio December 1, 2013
Thanksgiving is the time of year when Americans gather with their families and/or friends to spend time together and celebrate the things for which they are thankful. It is a celebration that is embraced nationally with no religious connotations.
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Diwali burns bright and fast at Jasmine

Diwali burns bright and fast at Jasmine

Chris Woods November 5, 2013
With roughly two weeks' notice, Stony Brook University celebrated Diwali, India’s “Festival of Lights” Monday night at the Charles B. Wang Center.
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