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Zefang Zhang’s (Fancy’s) “3-2-1” story on celebrating the Spring Festival

Contributed by Zefang Zhang (Fancy) This is my third time celebrating the Spring Festival on an island: I am from Beijing, which is a very famous city you may be familiar with in northern China. Of all the times I have celebrated the Spring Festival, this is only my third time doing so on an … Continue reading “Zefang Zhang’s (Fancy’s) “3-2-1” story on celebrating the Spring Festival”

4 February 2019 by
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4 foods around UoB you can eat to celebrate Chinese/Lunar New Year

This Chinese/Lunar New Year, there’s a lot happening right now at the university. With celebrations taking place in six campus buildings plus a Grand Finale at the Guild this Friday, you get to enjoy the festivities without having to take a train to the city centre. But what if you’re someone who also likes to … Continue reading “4 foods around UoB you can eat to celebrate Chinese/Lunar New Year”

4 February 2019 by
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Year of the Pig Celebrations – Chinese/Lunar New Year

The Cultural Calendar’s biggest event to date is here: the Year of the Pig, Spring Festival and Chinese Lunar New Year. We’ve got performances, concerts, workshops, VR experiences, food offers, a mountain of fortune cookies, and traditional, red new year gift envelopes to hand out across campus. Old Joe will also turn red to mark … Continue reading “Year of the Pig Celebrations – Chinese/Lunar New Year”

23 January 2019 by
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Cultural Christmas Celebrations

Merry Christmas everyone! No doubt you have been bombarded with Christmas activities over the past few weeks. From departmental Christmas parties, to Carol Services, and celebrations on Chancellor’s Court, there was always something going on around campus throughout December. With the big day fast approaching, we have decided to post about celebrations and traditions from … Continue reading “Cultural Christmas Celebrations”

22 December 2018 by
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Yet Another Brussels Sprout Riddled Celebration – Thanksgiving

Contributed by Maxane Keogh ‘It’s that awkward time of year before Christmas when you’re not sure if you should start breaking out the scarves and fairy lights yet; however, it’s also getting very cold and Aldi is already selling Christmas chocolates sooooooo… I offer you a middle ground. A time of feasting before Christmas, to … Continue reading “Yet Another Brussels Sprout Riddled Celebration – Thanksgiving”

10 December 2018 by
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The Sikh celebration of Bandi Chor Divas! (Diwali time)

Contributed by Jaspinder Mann As many across India celebrate Diwali, Sikhs also light Divas (candles) and set off fireworks for Bandi Chor Divas, day of liberation. The Sikh occasion for celebration is in remembrance of their history and the actions of their sixth Guru (spiritual leader) Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. The origin: Guru Sahib … Continue reading “The Sikh celebration of Bandi Chor Divas! (Diwali time)”

27 November 2018 by