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Happy Lunar New Year 2023!

Happy Lunar New Year from all of us at Queen Mary! We welcomed the Year of the Rabbit on Sunday 22 January.

Lunar New Year 2023

Across the world, New Year celebrations took place to welcome in the Year of the Rabbit. This year, Lunar New Year officially began on Sunday 22 January with celebrations continuing until 5 February when the Yuan Xiao, or Lantern Festival, takes place.

Also known as Spring Festival, Lunar New Year is the most important holiday for East Asian people, and is packed full with food, family and festivities.

On campus, Residential Services hosted a Lunar New Year celebration for students in Halls last Wednesday 18 January including food, music and crafts. See pictures from the celebrations on the Residential Services Instagram. Queen Mary also celebrated a special Lunar New Year menu at The Curve in Mile End last Thursday 19 January.

While 2022's Year of the Tiger was decorated as a positive and active energy in Chinese cosmological thought, the Year of the Water Rabbit embodies a different energy, focusing on relaxation, quietness and contemplation

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous Lunar New Year!



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