Chinese Student Association Celebrates Lunar New Year

Oberlin students celebrated the Lunar New Year at the 2019 Chinese Student Association Lunar New Year Banquet Saturday, Feb. 9. The CSA hosts this event annually, showcasing authentic food and beautiful musical performances. The dress code was semi-formal, and the Root Room was packed with students excited to embrace the cultural display. The Chinese New Year is also referred to as the Spring Festival and celebrates the end of the coldest days of winter. College junior Justin Lixie, co-chair of CSA, found the experience of organizing the banquet extremely gratifying. “Organizing an event for almost 200 people was more than just tiring,” he said. “In the end, I felt gratified by how much joy the event brought to students who are far from home.”