Lunar New Year
February 16th, 2018 is the Lunar New Year, an important celebration in the Chinese Calendar. It marks the beginning of the new year with much celebration and traditions. This particular festivity goes on for fifteen days. During this time, people wear red clothes (which signifies good fortune), lion and dragon dances are performed, and great feasts are cooked to bring families together to honor their ancestors. Little red packets of money (called lai see or hung-pao) are given to children and younger family members by the elders. It is a great time all around.
Click here to learn how to make your own lai see envelopes.
To learn more about the Lunar New year, take a look at the book list below.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year by reading about it with these awesome resources!
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As if the celebration could not be more awesome, it’s the year of the Dog! Every 12 years, there is 1 animal that represents that year. Click here to learn more about the different animals that represent each year and what birth year your animal is.
Listen out for the sound of firecrackers that ring with the new year. And Happy New Year!