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Saudi, Chinese students host culture events

Saudi, Chinese students host culture events

Student groups from Saudi Arabia and China will sponsor cultural events for the public on Friday, Sept. 28.

The Saudi Student Association will host Saudi National Day and will observe an Eid al-Fitr festival from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in the International Programs and Service Office, 118 Whitesitt Hall.

Saudi National Day is celebrated each year on Sept. 23 and recalls the unification of the nation under King Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud in 1932. Eid al-Fitr is a holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

The event will begin with a cultural program and will conclude with dinner.

The PSU Chinese Culture Club will sponsor a Moon Festival at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, in Gorilla Village. The Moon or Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated each year in China when the moon is largest in the sky.

Chinese students will share the history behind this observance as well as information about many other aspects of Chinese culture. They plan to offer storytelling and poems, as well as moon cakes and other Chinese foods.