Shu Ren International School Celebrates Lunar New Year
树人国际学校，祝大家虎年快乐! Shu Ren International School wishes everyone a Happy Year of the Tiger! In China, Lunar New Year is the biggest annual holiday and is a season to celebrate, prepare, and focus on luck and prosperity for the new year. In celebration of this important holiday, the Shu Ren staff and students sang, danced, enjoyed a student talent show, made new year wishes, and filled the day with lots of traditional Lunar New Year activities!
Dragon and Lion Dance
A dragon or lion dance is a traditional Chinese dance often performed during the Lunar New Year. It is performed to bring prosperity and good luck for the upcoming year. The dance is also a way to create a festive atmosphere and bring happiness. Our staff and students were all smiles as they continued this long held tradition.
Good Luck Origami Lantern
The Lantern Festival is on the 15th day of the Lunar New Year. During the Lantern Festival, children go out at night and carry paper lanterns and solve riddles on the lanterns. Historically, the brightest lanterns were symbolic of good luck and hope. As part of Shu Ren lunar new year celebrations, students created and designed their own lanterns for good luck using the paper folding craft, origami.
Lunar New Year Crafts
From dragon puppets to Chinese folding fans, Shu Ren students kept busy crafting and creating masterpieces to ring in the year of the tiger. These hands-on learning experiences not only helped to broaden their world view, but also connect them with the holiday in a meaningful way.
Spring Onion Chinese Noodles
Lunar New Year celebrations always involve lots of special food including longevity noodles. Traditionally, the dish was prepared as a single very long noodle in broth or sauce to symbolize a long life and bring you luck in the coming year. Shu Ren students prepared and ate spring onion Chinese noodles to continue this delicious tradition.
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