Celebrating the Chinese New Year on campus

Celebrations for the Chinese New Year (CNY) will begin today and the University and Students’ Union are marking the incoming Year of the Rooster in a number of ways:

  • Free fortune cookies and red envelopes with prizes in the Percy Gee Building
  • CNY decorations in the Charles Wilson Building (from Monday 30 January)
  • Wishing tree with good luck messages from staff and students outside the Fielding Johnson Building (from Monday 30 January)
  • Special Chinese menu at Oadby Food Court on Saturday 28 January
  • Chinese New Year Gala event on Saturday 11 February. Over 300 places are available to the public - tickets are on sale for £2 per ticket and can be purchased by calling YE Zhou via 07449 583266 or emailing XING Jingjing via: jx49@le.ac.uk

The Year of the Rooster will begin on Saturday 28 January and the festival lasts until Wednesday 15 February.

President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Boyle has recorded a video message to the University's Chinese community and prospective students

Meng, who is studying for a BA in Management Studies, said: “I came from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and this is my first Chinese New Year in Leicester. Luckily we’ve finished all the exams and can fully enjoy the short holiday break. Our Chinese friends will gather together and try to make the dumplings ourselves at the New Year’s eve. Although I live far away from my parents, I can join their celebration activities via video calling, and watch live celebration performance online with them. I will definitely leave my wishes at the wishing tree on campus and bring my best luck for the year of Fire Rooster. I wish all my friends in Leicester and Guangzhou a very happy Chinese New Year.”