Global Diversity Awareness – Lunar New Year Festival (Year of the Tiger)
Join the Penn State Health Office for Diversity Equity and Inclusion in a celebration of Lunar New Year Festival (Year of the Tiger)!
Lunar New Year is particularly celebrated in East Asia, influenced by the Chinese New Year and the Chinese Calendar. It is also a feature of the Hindu-Buddhist calendars of South and Southeast Asia, the Islamic calendar and the Jewish calendar. Dances and fireworks are prevalent throughout the holidays, culminating in the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated on the last day of the New Year’s celebrations. On this night colorful lanterns light up the houses, and traditional foods such as yuanxiao (sticky rice balls that symbolize family unity), fagao (prosperity cake), and yusheng (raw fish and vegetable salad) are served. (Wikipedia)
This event is an opportunity to raise awareness about this celebration and East, South, and Southeast Asian culture, as well as build an inclusive culture for our patients and employees with origins in these regions.
How to Participate:
Stop by the cafeterias of your community hospital, or the common areas of your practice site, between Noon and 1:30 p.m. and between 5 and 6:30 p.m. (or while supplies last) to pick up treats and coloring pages and learn more about this celebration. Supplies are limited, so please be sure to stop down early, and don’t forget to “Check In” by scanning the QR code on the table.
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We hope to see you there!