SSM Celebrates the Lunar New Year

February 14, 2018


Students ring in the “Year of the Dog” during a feast at Saint Mary’s Hall.

Shattuck-St. Mary’s celebrated the Chinese New Year by preparing a delicious, large-scale dinner at Saint Mary’s Hall on Sunday, February 11.

Interested students, faculty, and staff members congregated in the Saint Mary’s Hall dining room in celebration of 2018, the “Year of the Dog.” The evening included a large feast and excellent company for anyone interested in Chinese food and culture.

According to the Chinese Zodiac, those born in the Year of the Dog are believed to be more conservative and value justice, among other personality traits. The Chinese Zodiac cycles through 12 animals, with each year representing a different animal with differing traits, characteristics, and compatibilities. The animals include the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.