Red paper lanterns with yellow tassles hung from the ceiling at regular intervals, brightly-coloured Chinese newspapers were laid out on the tables, and a three-metre-high screen showed the huge international TV program ‘Spring Festival Gala’.

Yes, every IBA student got a taste of the Chinese festivities when they headed to the canteen for lunch, Monday the 8th of February 2016.


The Chinese New Year was celebrated with a traditional Chinese meal in the canteen at IBA

Director of the Confucius Classroom, University Professor Gail Xu Xiaoquin, along with Ildikó Antal, director of IBA’s International Department, oversaw the celebration of Chinese New Year at IBA.


Gail Xu Xiaoquin was in the kichen with her husband, Henry, cooking chinese traditional dishes


The traditional chinese dishes were served in small bowls around at the tabels in the canteen