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Japan Club’s New Year Celebration 2024

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


The New Year Celebration in 2024 aims to introduce the traditions and customs of Asian countries to the college community. The event will include various activities representing Japan, China, and Korea. In Japan, activities like mochi-pounding (餅つき), Japanese traditional cuisine for New Year’s Day (おせち料理), and Japanese calligraphy (かきぞめ) will be demonstrated. China’s traditions of Lion Dance, the lantern festival (元宵节), and sweet rice cake (红糖年糕) will also be showcased. Korea’s customs of the bowing ceremony (세배), rice cake soup (떡국), and a memorial service held to honor ancestors (제사) will be included as well. All of these activities will provide hands-on experiences, and there will be giveaways and information available for those interested in learning more about Asian traditions on New Year’s Day. Food samples, such as sushi, sweet rice cake, and rice cake soup, will also be served. This event is open to both LaGuardia students and the LIC local community, especially those with Asian heritage and an interest in Asian language and culture.

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For more information, contact Prof. Tomonori Nagano at tnagano@lagcc.cuny.edu.


January 17
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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