UM Celebrates the Year of the Rooster

By UM News

UM Celebrates the Year of the Rooster

By UM News
Lunar New Year celebration on the Lakeside Patio features themed booths, food, and performances

From a colorful lion dance to a demonstration of Chinese calligraphy, and from a powerful drum performance to a tasty feast of Chinese cuisine, the University of Miami community celebrated Lunar New Year on Monday, joining hundreds of millions of people across Asia in marking the Year of the Rooster.

Held on the Lakeside Patio, UM’s annual observance of the holiday, which is also known as Spring Festival in China, was presented by the Asian American Students Association, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, and the Hong Kong Students Association.

Approximately a sixth of the world's population observes Lunar New Year, with each new year associated with one of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.

According to Chinese astrology, if you were born in the year of the rooster, you are very observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented.