Lunar New Year Celebrations

Lunar New Year Celebrations

Feb 08, 2021 - Feb 25, 2021        KAUST

​Graduate Affairs and Community Life invite you to celebrate Lunar New Year over the coming weeks.  Lunar New Year's Day is on February 12 and the celebrations typically start on Lunar New Year's Eve, continuing for 15 days.

Check out the full list of activities:

Activities for February 8 to 18 include:

Lunar Year decorations

Visit Discovery Square and discover this year's Lunar decorations.

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Exhibit of the Dragon Dance Costume 

(Sponsored by Graduate Affairs)
In the window of the Community Hub in Discovery Square. Stop by and take photos with the dragon.


Giant Lantern Wishing Board 

 Drop by to post your wishes for 2021 on the Lunar New Year lucky wishing board located outside the Community Hub in Discovery Square.

Free showing of special movies 

Join us at the indoor and outdoor cinemas to see special celebratory movies:
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Feb 12 at 7:20 P.M. Indoor / Discovery Cinema
  • Kung Fu Hustle – Feb 15 at 7:10 P.M. Indoor / Discovery Cinema
  • Nezha – Feb 18 at 7:20 P.M. Al Marsa Amphitheater / Outdoor Cinema
Numbers limited – first come, first served

Chef's Special Lunch at the Campus Diner

Delicious offering of Asian cuisine with a themed booth at the Campus Diner

  • Dates: February 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 21
  • Time:11:00 A.M. to 1:15 P.M.
  • Price: 35 SAR including VAT


Great Wall Bistro

Enjoy our festive dessert Tangyuan sweet rice balls!

Available February 12 - 24

Lunar New Year Event

Don't miss this virtual Lunar New Year Celebration which includes a number of performances, messages and cultural demonstrations by members of the graduate student community and other KAUST community members, as well as some performances from off-campus.

The virtual celebration features:

  • Welcome Remarks by President Tony Chan
  • Messages from the KAUST Community
  • Chinese Dragon and Lion performances
  • Music performances
  • Chinese calligraphy
  • Cooking demonstrations 

You can watch this exciting virtual celebratory event here:

You can also watch this virtual event on KAUST TV at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, February 26

Organized by graduate students and members of the community sponsored by the Graduate Affairs' Office of Graduate Events, Recreation and for the first time this year jointly sponsored with Community Life.

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Lunar New Year Celebrations

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