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LANTERNS LAUNCHED
ECU festival highlights Asian cuisine, culture

Sept. 27, 2102

ECU News Services


Asian cuisine and cultural activities highlighted the Festival of Lanterns at East Carolina University Sept. 26. 

Activities included a launch of sky lanterns to promote prosperity, ward off bad spirits and bring good luck for the new school year. Floating water lanterns were available for those who wanted to make a wish, along with displays of artifacts and information on study abroad opportunities. 

The event was open to ECU students, faculty and staff. It was sponsored by the Student Activities Board in collaboration with the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, the Asian Student Association, the Asian Studies Program and Japanese language classes.

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