The ladies of Alpha Chi Omega celebrated Chinese New Year! Chinese New Year is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. We celebrated on January 22nd. Members received red envelopes at chapter – They are a traditional gift for children or elderly people during Chinese New Year. In China, the red envelope (money) is called ya sui qian (压岁钱 /yaa sway chyen/), which means ‘suppressing Sui [the demon]money’. Those who receive a red envelope are wished another safe and peaceful year. In lieu of money we provided inspirational quotes and messages about the meaning. We then worked with our chef, Duski to have a traditional meal. The chapter also invited members of the FSU Community (graduate and PHD students) who would be facilitating at Alpha Chi Omega Leadership Academy to the chapter house to join then for the meal (Sweet and Sour Chicken or shrimp, with rice, egg rolls and potstickers – dessert was orange Sherbert) and to get to know the leaders who would be traveling to Leadership Academy with them!