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List of events that ABC will throughout the academic year (subject to change each year)

1. Mid-Autumn Festival (September)

The Mid-Autumn Festival or Harvest Moon Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Han calendar—essentially the night of a full moon—which falls near the Autumnal Equinox. This celebration is similar to American Thanksgiving—celebrating reunion of family and good harvest.

Chinese lanterns hung in rows by wires. The lanterns are light up agains the light sky.


2. Lunar New Year (January/February)

Lunar New Year is one of the largest holidays celebrated by numerous Asian cultures to mark the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunar calendar. The festival has many names depending on the culture and country, for example: it is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China, it’s called Tet in Vietnam, it’s known as Seollal in South Korea, and many more.

A Chinese dragon boat at night, lit up and reflected in the watre.


3. Asian Business Conference and Speaker Series


4. Networking/Mixers with other MBA ABC’s (Fall)

Meat and veggie kebabs roasting on a grill.


5. Hanami Festival (March/April)

Also known as the ‘Cherry Blossom Festival”, the Hanami festival is a long-standing Japanese tradition of welcoming spring.

Two Japanese woman in colorful, traditional dress walking away from the photographer over a bridge with red railings. In the background, there are cherry blossoms.


6. Holi/Water Festival

Holi, the Festival Of Color in the Indian subcontinent, celebrates the victory of good over evil and is a celebration of the arrival of spring and harvests to come. It’s the festival of colors, emotions, and happiness.

A crowd of people celebrate Holi by tossing colored powders at each other. All the people int he crowd have multiple colors all over them.