Chinese New Year Celebration at school

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­New Year is the most important holiday in China. Millions of people take part in festivities lasting 15 days, with extravagant parades and other cultural performances.  Another famous tradition of the holiday, also known as Spring Festival, is the little red envelopes given to children on the first day of the New Year containing money from their parents, grandparents and other relatives.  Outside China, the holiday is widely celebrated in South-East Asia with the largest celebration taking place in Singapore.  In sunny Los Angeles, I have been celebrating New Year at all the schools I have worked at.  Check out the videos of my middle school students performing 恭喜恭喜,过年好,and 小螺号 below.

These are 6th grade students that have only been learning Mandarin for about 4 months. I am playing the keyboard.

These are my 7th and 8th grade students in their year 2 of Mandarin.

Below are pictures of my elementary students celebrating Chinese New Year by making a dragon calendar and other fun Chinese activities including a drgaon parade around the school.

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