Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy New Year!


YEAR OF THE DRAGON: Members of the Cambridge Center for Chinese Culture Dance Group perform during the Lunar New Year celebration.


More than 150 people from throughout Partners turned out for the annual MGH Chinese Scientists and Staff Association’s (CSSA) Lunar New Year celebration on Jan. 27 in the Thier Conference Room. The holiday celebration is traditionally one of the biggest festivals in China and other Eastern Asian countries and is one of the CSSA’s largest events. Performers included MGH staff as well as other Boston-area dancers and musicians. Guests also dined on a full buffet of authentic Chinese cuisine during the three-hour celebration.

“This annual event is one of the most important for the Chinese community at MGH,” said Ying-Hua Wang, PhD, research scientist in the Center for Regenerative Medicine, who serves as co-president of the CSSA. “It was a beautiful celebration to welcome the Year of the Dragon, which is associated with the earthly branch symbol and is considered the luckiest year in the Chinese Zodiac.”

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