Cultural Programs

2021 Bryant University Lunar New Year Virtual Celebration

Performances, Video Contest, greetings, raffle prizes, and Kahoot games with prizes! 

There will be a video contest during the celebration. We invite our international students to record and submit their own video to participate the contest on one of the following topics:

  • An art performance (such as singing, dancing, musical instrument, etc.).
  • Lunar New Year traditions in your family or hometown.
  • Spring holiday celebrations in your home country (Holi, Easter, Cherry/Plum Blossom Festival, St. Brigid’s Day, etc.).
  • A happy experience that happened during winter break.

If you are interested in participating, please email your intention with a brief introduction of the video to by Monday, 2/1. Deadline for video submission is Sunday, 2/14. All students submit a video entry will receive a $25 gift card. Three winners will be chosen by the audience. First prize is $200; $120 for 2nd place, and $60, for 3rd place.

For more information on the video requirement, please check out the invitation of video submission.

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration: The celebration consists of a week-long Chinese culture exhibit with a specific theme every year through a collaboration with Chinese partner institutions, scholar presentations, art performances, and the tradition of tasting of moon cakes and tea. 

In 2020, a series of online activities will be organized in October with the theme of 2020 International Harvest Celebrations as below:

  • Mooncake Tasting at Salmanson and Gulski

Thursday, October 1

Mooncakes with various flavors will be served at Salmanson as dessert to offer students a taste of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Wednesday, October 7 @ 10am

Bryant international students and multicultural students will share their traditions of the fall harvest as well daily life through their videos. Participants can play Kahoot games on international harvest celebration traditions and win prizes.  

Wednesday, October 7 @7:30pm

Learn about Asian Mid-Autumn Festival traditions with Bryant Chinese students. Participants will also be invited to share food stories and traditions related to their own fall holidays. 

The workshop is recorded and can be viewed HERE.

Thursday, October 8 @ 4:00pm

In this webinar presentation Dr. Xinyi Liu, Associate Professor of Archaeology, University of Washington in St. Louis, will address questions such as how plant and animal domestication developed in the context of human production and consumption, and how those early food traditions and cultural customs spread to new environments in a global context.

Friday, October 9 @ 7:00pm

Students and teachers from School of Arts and Communication at China University of Geosciences present a virtual performance show with singing, dancing, and music instrument to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and Confucius Institute Day.

The performance videos can be viewed HERE.

Confucius Institute Day: Usually on the 4th Saturday of September, the birthday of the Confucius, we celebrate the special day by inviting the community to the art exhibit, culture craft-making activities, and performances.