Lunar New Year

Today is the start of the lunar New Year and the year of the monkey. While people all over the world prepared their homes to celebrate, the children in my class shared their traditions with those who do not follow the lunar calendar traditions. Not only did we discuss the Chinese traditions, but the children also did some writing and craft activities centred on this theme. The lanterns and dragons are up on the board in our classroom and the children’s work looks very decorative.

Classroom Crafts. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

Last night my family and I celebrated with a home-cooked meal. My husband, the cook, outdid himself. The meal was absolutely delicious!

A Festive Dinner. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all those who are celebrating the New Year today.

Do you celebrate the Chinese New Year?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

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13 thoughts on “Lunar New Year

  1. Happy New Year, Colline! I think it’s wonderful you share this with the children in class who aren’t familiar with it. I didn’t know there were other calendars until I was in high school. I like the artwork they made, I’m sure that was fun.

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