We are so fortunate to be a part of such a rich and diverse learning community here at WPS. We are sending out wishes of happiness, good fortune, and longevity in the Year of the Tiger.
The Lunar New Year (also known to us as the 'Chinese New Year') is the celebration of the start of the traditional Chinese calendar. It is the biggest holiday in China. It's traditionally a time for family, horoscopes, copious amounts of symbolic delicious food, and the giving of red envelopes filled with well wishes and sometimes, if your lucky, the gift of money.
In mainland China, the holiday is actually called Spring Festival. It is also important to note that the (Chinese) Lunar New Year coincides with the Korean New Year (Seollal), the Vietnamese New Year (Tết) and the Tibetan New Year (Losar). It is also celebrated in some form throughout the world by the Chinese diaspora.
Check out this resource to teach your child about this special day at home as well as learn about the various influences that reflect all who celebrate the Lunar New Year!
We invite you to come on this journey to learn more about other cultures and share what is important to our families at WPS; so that we can build a stronger more diverse and more competent community!