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Happy Lunar New Year!

(23 January 2020)

Happy Lunar New Year to everyone.

Saturday 25 January marks the start of the Year of the Rat, a spring festival celebrated across several Asian countries.

Get involved in the celebrations

There are lots of opportunities to celebrate the festival.

Our students and staff are taking part in many events to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Durham City, including traditional dancing, musical performances and storytelling, language taster sessions and a fashion show.

Also, our Oriental Museum is hosting a Lunar New Year exhibition and will be open late for a Lantern Festival on Saturday 8 February.

Valuing diversity

We value the contributions of all our students and staff, who come from diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

We wish everyone success for the New Year.