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Chinese New Year celebrated at Purdue

Thursday is the Chinese New Year's Eve and Purdue students and staff gathered to celebrate 2018, the year of the Dog.

Posted: Feb. 16, 2018 8:56 AM
Updated: Feb. 16, 2018 9:30 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Thursday is the Chinese New Year's Eve and Purdue students and staff gathered to celebrate 2018, the year of the Dog.

Various groups danced and sang traditional Chinese songs.

One group that performed was a class of students from Edgelia Elementary School that are studying Chinese. People could also eat authentic Chinese food.

The celebration was put on by the Confucious Institute.

People born in the year of the dog are believed to be more loyal and hard working.

Director of the Confucious Institute, Wei Hong said she is glad to share and celebrate her heritage.

"I just feel it's always heartwarming to see our young kids from Indiana from West Lafayette from Lafayette to have an opportunity to learn about Chinese language and culture," said Hong.

Hong also said the Confucious Institute and the new year's celebration help remind Chinese students at Purdue of home.

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