UIW Celebrates Asian New Year

March 29, 2019

Students at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) will celebrate Asian New Year / “Year of the Goat,” also referred to as the “Year of the Sheep,” Thursday Feb. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in UIW's Marian Hall Ballroom. 

Guests can sample Asian cuisine, enjoy Asian music, traditional Asian dances, and authentic drum performances. The highlight of the event is the traditional Lion Dance performed by UIW’s Institute of World Cultures Lion Dance Team.  Everyone will have a chance to win door prizes and play traditional Asian games for prizes as well.  Guests can also participate in a variety of cultural activities.

The UIW International Program’s Institute of World Cultures sponsors the university’s Asian New Year celebration each year.  This annual celebration provides a feeling of home to the diverse Asian population attending the university while showcasing Asian culture to the local community.




CONTACT:      Margaret Garcia, UIW associate director of public relations, (210) 829-6001, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu