Come and celebrate Lunar New Year 2023- Year of the Rabbit! 春(chūn)节(jié)快(kuài)乐(lè)
Helen Yang, Middle School and Upper School Mandarin Teacher

The Lunar New Year lands on January 22 of 2023. Like the Western Zodiac, the Chinese Zodiac is made up of twelve animal signs, each represented by a magical animal. While the Western animal signs cycle through the twelve months every year, the Chinese animal Zodiac sign has a whole year to itself. Each animal cycle repeats every twelve years. In Chinese culture, the Rabbit is a symbol of good luck, patience, gentleness, and peace. Sending luck to all of you, and may peace be with you throughout the year 2023!

As a tradition of celebrating multi-cultures and building school community, Forest Ridge Mandarin students are leading a school-wide Assembly on February 1, with a performance of the Jasmine Flower song, a Kahoot Game learning about Lunar New Year traditions in Asian countries, and Red Ribbon Yang Ge folk dance as well. At the end of the Assembly, Luck Red Envelopes will be distributed. In addition, Chef Ron is having an Asian Food Day on February 2 in the Commons. There will be decorations and celebration activity tables for students and faculty to participate. Students are welcome to have hands-on experience making dumplings with the help of our parents. 

The festival spirit is in the air, and spring is just around the corner!