Lunar New Year CelebrationSaturday, February 6, 2016
|Anticipation was high as many students |
arrived at Longstreet fifteen minutes
early waiting for the start of the
Lunar New Year celebration.
|from the northern dumplings to the |
southern bubble tea and rice cakes
and white rabbit candies in between!
|All were eager to taste authentic Chinese New Year's traditional foods...|
|Following the feast students further|
immersed themselves in Chinese culture.
|Accompanied by Chinese music, they|
made their own paper lanterns,
|and practiced their calligraphy |
and Chinese yo-yo skills.
|Those without Chinese heritage learned |
to appreciate Chinese culture,
|while those with Chinese heritage |
who could not be with their family
for this holiday felt at home.
| Thank you to the many parents who spent countless hours shopping |
and making food after their busy week and others who traveled
far from the other side of the ocean.
Lunar New Year Celebration in New York City
|Firecrackers are a big part of the celebration, and |
the color red represents good fortune.
|Dr. Jiang with a performer at the firecracker|
ceremony and cultural festival
Students enjoyed lunch at Congee Village Restaurant.