Sofia Celebrates the Year of the Monkey!

Diversity and acceptance are hallmarks of Sofia University. Taking time to celebrate the rituals of other cultures enhances our ability to be compassionate and appreciate differences. Our residential students, staff and faculty culminated our celebration of Chinese New Year on Friday with a red envelope giveaway and delicious food.

*Rosalie and Eric chat before taking the first crack at the eggrolls.

Eric & Rosalie

*Everyone was encouraged to place their names on a ticket to draw a red envelope. Rosalie placed the names in the bowl.


Jenny helps pick the first winner. 

Rosalie & Jenny

*As Brian looks on, Jenny and Yue reveal the first winner.

Money envelop

*Aah, the hopeful crowd waiting for their names to be selected. We had to act fast because they were on break from their class.


*Mark chooses what he hopes will be the $20 winner.


*More students get a chance to increase their luck in the Year of the Monkey.


Here, we present our slides about Chinese New Year. It talks about Chinese customs in the Spring Festival:





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