On the afternoon of January 21, 2023, the activity named "Chinese New Year Experience" was successfully held in the Activity Room of Nanhu International Student Dormitory organized by the International Students Office and International Culture Exchange Association (ICEA) of WUT. This activity was aimed at the celebration and beginning of the Chinese New Year, The Year of the Rabbit.
The Activity commenced with the tasting and experiencing cuisine from different parts of the world prepared by students from different nationalities and backgrounds from all over the world. There were truly astounding and mouth-watering dishes which shared a piece of their culture with other people. Furthermore, there were moments of recreation and entertainment with music, dances from different countries, along with exciting and fun games that brought up smiles and moments of joy to all the people who had participated in this activity.
Starting with the first game, the objective was to collect the balls with chopsticks and walk with them in a zig zag pathway from one table and successfully placing them in a glass in another table. Then the next game , competitors would have to blow up a balloon inside an empty glass and blow it as big as they can until they could lift the paper glass from one table to another without using their hands or any other part of their body. In addition to that, another game where students had to work in pairs and hold a cup between their foreheads from one table to another and make it stand without fail. Whoever dropped the cups or the cups didn’t stand on the table they had to do their task all over again. These games was exciting and not only a test to see the participant’s chopstick using skills, but also a chance to promote teamwork.
All the students enjoyed the night party and performance. The Final game in which a book was passed around from hand to hand, when the supervisor said stop, the person who had the book in hand had to sing, dance or create any sort of entertainment for the people. There was a scent of excitement in the air as it was very random and if some of the activity participants were not prepared they had to make up something very quick and funny.
Chinese New Year Experience 2023, concluded with everyone being very contented, with a taste of many new cultures and many good memories. There was a huge and very active participation by international students of WUT. With the New Year Activity coming to an end and a New Lunar Year just beginning, so is the beginning of a long journey of hard work and struggle for the fulfillment of each and every person’s hopes and dreams. International Students Office prepared the new year gifts including milk, chocolate biscuit, tissue, masks and other things for every student in school. We wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope everyone to have a great Year of the Rabbit.
2023 Happy New Year
To help the students to have a safe and comfortable stay during their studies in China.