Celebrating Chinese New Year

Tsukaso Taiko - Drumming Troupe
February 11, 2019

The Chinese Cultural Club, United Asia, and Department of Asian Studies organized another successful celebration to honor Chinese New Year—the year of the pig.  

Tsukasa Taiko, a Japenese drumming troupe from Chicago, was the highlight of this year’s event, keeping the audience captivated for a half hour of exhilarating drumming. 

“I got to discover a facet of the Chinese culture I didn’t know with artists showing us the art of drumming,” said Elsa Bellaud ’22. “The fact that they took time to actually explain how everything works made it really interesting and unique.”

A total of 80 members of the Lake Forest community attended the celebration and savored the creamy shrimp, kung bao beef, and fried rice. In addition to the assortment of Chinese food, attendees also enjoyed creating their own lantern and playing jianzi, China’s version of hacky sack.

“I am so happy how the Chinese Lunar New year turned out,” said Claudia Cajiao ’19. “The food was delicious and the performance was a great cultural experience. I truly enjoyd being a part of the Chinese Cultural Club and had fun planning this event.”

—Alaia Singh ’21