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Join UCI and South Coast Plaza in an Anteater celebration of the 2017 Lunar New Year!

Lunar New Year Festival at UCI


3:30-6:30 p.m.

Street Festival begins at 3:30 p.m.

UCI Campus
Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza
(between SSPB & Merage School Starbucks)


RSVP for Street Festival to be entered into prize drawing.

For further information, please contact Sasha Camacho,

Hosted by the Long-U.S. China Institute at UCI and its partners the School of Social Sciences, School of Law and The Paul Merage School of Business in concert with the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Medicine, School of Humanities, School of Social Ecology, and UCI Libraries


3:30 p.m. Street Festival | SBSG Plaza

Guests will enjoy live cultural entertainment, eye-catching artistic demonstrations, elaborate costumes, origami workshops, and delicious food tastings and drink.

4:00 p.m. Lion & Dragon Dance/Parade | School of Law

Beginning at the School of Law, the lion parade will pass in front of The Paul Merage School of Business and end at the Street Festival in SBSG Plaza where it will be met by the dragon parade for the ceremonial painting of the eyes and dance, followed by the feeding of the lions.

5:00 p.m. Formal Ceremonial Program | SBSG Plaza

A welcome from UCI campus administration and featured musical performance by the world renowned guzheng player, Wu Fei.

6:30 p.m. Closing Light & Sound Fireworks| SBSG Plaza


Parking is available for $10.00 per day, or $2.00 per hour in the Social Science Parking Structure on the corner of Campus Drive and Stanford.

Additional academic festivities begin at 9:00 a.m.

A time of reunion, Lunar New Year invites celebrants to revisit familiar faces in family, friends, and folklore. On various shores of the Pacific Ocean, this is an occasion to reconnect with what and, more importantly, who brings us close. Embracing this spirit, the Long US-China Institute invites you to an exciting lineup of events, featuring talks and discussions on contemporary China and its dynamic with the U.S., with focus on defining political, social, and cultural influences. Click here for a full line-up of the academic festivities, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the School of Law with a Live Sinica Podcast on SupChina with hosts Jeremy Goldkorn and Kaiser Kuo. Also check out Lunar New Year activities being hosted by the Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom D.

A special thank you to our event sponsors and vendors:

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697