2017 Chinese Spring Festival Gala

springfestival2017_tvslideCelebrate the Lunar New Year with the Confucius Institute at Colorado State University at the 2017 Chinese Spring Festival Gala. Enjoy traditional musical performances by artists from Southwest University School of Music (China) and the CSU School of Music. The event will take place on Saturday, January 21 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center (417 W. Magnolia St.). The event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available starting one hour before the event.

In modern China, Spring Festival is the celebration of Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year. It is the most important holiday of the year – a time for family to come together in the tradition of honoring gods and ancestors. The Spring Festival is typically celebrated from New Year’s Eve (in the lunar calendar) to the 15th day of the first month of the New Year. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, symbolizing fidelity and punctuality.