2018 Spring Festival Gala – Sunday, February 25

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Confucius Institute at Colorado State University at the 2018 Chinese Spring Festival Gala. Enjoy traditional musical performances by artists from the award-winning Guangdong Performing Art Troupe. The event will take place on Sunday, February 25 at 7 p.m. at Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at csuartstickets.com.

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. 2018 is the Year of the dog, symbolizing dependability and loyalty.