Lunar New Year Celebrations

We have celebrated Lunar New Year at Town School in a variety of ways.
Master Leo Wang, founder of Panda KungFu Center, was accompanied by veteran martial art masters Sunny and Leslie at our Lunar New Year Assembly on January 30. They performed a Lion Dance and Dragon Dance and demonstrated KungFu with student volunteers. (Click here to see photos from the assembly.) In honor of Lunar New Year we also had Oliver Chin, author of Year of The Pig, visit and read to the second graders on January 28. The Kindergarten Lunar New Year Parade is February 1. Town School parents can check out the Lunar New Year display books in the library and visit the Lunar New Year bulletin board outside the Dolby Family Center for the Performing Arts designed by Global Ed Committee member and kindergarten teacher Rachel Hollister.

The Lunar New Year, which begins on Tuesday, February 5, is an important holiday filled with family gatherings and traditions designed to bring in good fortune. Lunar New Year is important in China as well as in many neighboring countries and cultures including Korea and Vietnam and among overseas Chinese populations in Singapore, Australia, the United States and across the globe.