El Paso Community College is presenting their second Chinese New Year’s event on Feb. 16 in the Valle Verde Cafeteria Annex.
2018 is the Chinese year of the dog.
Campus Life is organizing this cultural celebration complete with dancing performances, food and presentations honoring Chinese culture.
This year, the Chinese calendar falls under the Year of the Dog.
According to The Sun, a UK based news outlet, if you are born on a dog year, you are serious person who can take care of things and has a straightforward personality.
The event will have dance performances by Edgemere Elementary and Western Hills Academy Dance.
You can also expect to see and taste traditional Chinese food such as dumplings.
“We are trying to convert the annex like a little Chinatown. We are going to have Chinese lanterns and decorate as much as possible to resemble as much as possible,” event director, Karen Salinas, said.
“I’m mostly excited for the presentations because it going to be authentic, the performances, the food; so, it will be a real taste of what happens during new year event.”
It’s a first for such an event to be done here in Valle Verde, “The first event was held at the Northwest Campus in 2008 so after 10 years I really want people to experience this event with their families. We hope the event is successful, so we can continue to bring it every year,” Salinas said.
The event is free, families can go and current students will be asked to bring their school ID for the event.
It will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. So, if you are free this Friday, stop by the Annex and enjoy a little piece of China right here in your community.
Any student organization who would like to participate can contact Karen Salinas at (915) 831-2660 by Feb. 15.