UCI celebrates the 2018 Lunar New Year

UCI celebrated the 2018 Lunar New Year – The Year of the Dog with a street festival in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza. The event included food tastings, dancers, music and fireworks.

  • Dancers with the Irvine Chinese School and Cultural Center perform on stage during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Dancers with the Irvine Chinese School and Cultural Center perform on stage during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Hundreds pack the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI for the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Hundreds pack the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI for the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Drummers with the UCI Jodaiko Drummers perform during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Drummers with the UCI Jodaiko Drummers perform during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A mother and daughter, right, watch the lion dance during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    A mother and daughter, right, watch the lion dance during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Avery Ramirez, 5, of Fountain Valley holds out a dollar bill for the lion dance during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Avery Ramirez, 5, of Fountain Valley holds out a dollar bill for the lion dance during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Valerie Sanchez, left and her children Zachery and Emma, watch the Traditional Feeding of Lion dance during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Valerie Sanchez, left and her children Zachery and Emma, watch the Traditional Feeding of Lion dance during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Christy Yip, a dance teacher with the Irvine Chinese School and Cultural Center performs the Jasmine dance during a street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Christy Yip, a dance teacher with the Irvine Chinese School and Cultural Center performs the Jasmine dance during a street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Hannah Lee and her daughter Kelly, 3, have a photo taken during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Register/SCNG)

    Hannah Lee and her daughter Kelly, 3, have a photo taken during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Register/SCNG)

  • Tony Hwang and his daughter River, 5, a dancer with the Irvine Chinese School and Cultural Center, watch the dancers perform on stage during a street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Tony Hwang and his daughter River, 5, a dancer with the Irvine Chinese School and Cultural Center, watch the dancers perform on stage during a street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Children have their photo taken with Peter the Anteater at the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Children have their photo taken with Peter the Anteater at the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Lion dancers perform the Traditional Feeding of the Lion dance during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Lion dancers perform the Traditional Feeding of the Lion dance during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Dancers with the Irvine Chinese School and Cultural Center perform on stage during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Dancers with the Irvine Chinese School and Cultural Center perform on stage during the street festival celebration for the 2018 Lunar New Year in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza at UCI in Irvine on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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