The Asian American Student Association proudly presents the annual Asian New Year Festival, a showcase of dances and performances spanning over 10 countries across Asia.
The Asian New Year Festival (ANYF) is a celebration held around the time of the traditional Lunar New Year. Operated under the umbrella of the Asian American Student Association, the Asian New Year Festival includes performances from the following organizations: Malaysian Student Association of Vanderbilt, Phillipine Intercultural Student Organization, Vanderbilt Undergraduate Chinese Association, Korean Undergraduate Student Association, Asian American Christian Fellowship, and Nach Vandy. Along with these participating organizations, there are individual acts and independently choreographed acts from members across different communities that showcase various Asian traditions and cultures. In addition to the show itself, we hold a dinner before the show featuring cuisine from culinary traditions in Asia.
The show itself is a collaboration of over two hundred Vanderbilt students (both Asian and non-Asian) who put in hours of work each week to perfecting their respective acts. The show contains 16 different acts that reflect the rich diversity of culture, music, and art of Asia.