February 5

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Pig. The Chinese New Year officially begins on February 5th, 2019, and ends on February 19th.

Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar.

Also known as the Spring Festival, the Lunar New Year is celebrated by countries across Asia.

The pig, one of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac, is believed to be a symbol of optimism, enthusiasm and hard work.

Fireworks, special clothes, red lanterns and lots of food will mark the occasion.

In our classroom, we learned a little bit about chopsticks and even tried using them in the classroom and at lunch! Some students are already experts and some of us are still learning. Did you know there are different kinds of chopsticks?

Check out the video below to learn more about them!

Click here to learn more about traditional Chinese New Year foods. Which one do you think you’d like to try? Noodles for me, please!

We began making paper lanterns and will hang them in our classroom for the next few weeks. They look wonderful! I’ll post pictures here when we finish them.

Do you celebrate the Chinese New Year? If so, what do you do?


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Posted February 5, 2019 by MrsS in category Teacher Talk

1 thoughts on “Happy Lunar New Year!

  1. Momma Cheese

    How wonderful it is to learn about different cultures!
    Happy Chinese New Year Mrs.Sullivan & Grade 3’s🧧 🐷 🉐㊗️


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