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Here Are Some of the Ways EC Celebrates Chinese New Year

Our young learners were very excited to celebrate Chinese New Year in their Mandarin classes. Just look at what they've been creating!

Preschool Creates Cupcake Fish

For Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner, there is usually a fish dish. The character fish has the same sound as the word “abundance,” so by eating the fish, it means it’ll bring you a year of abundance. Honeybees made a fish with cupcake paper. The cupcake fish represents good wish 年年有余. 

Kindergarten Designs Paper Bag Costumes

Chinese usually wear red or other brightly-colored clothes on New Year's Day. It is believed that wearing new clothes from head to toe symbolizes a new start and fresh hopes for the New Year. Chinese believe that New Year's Day sets the tone for the rest of the year, so everyone tries to dress well. Our Kindergarten classes made a CNY costume bag.

Preschool Recites in Rhythm

The Teddy Bears learned a little bit about the beauty and rhythm of Chinese poetry. Here they are all dressed in red and reciting a Happy New Year poem.