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Lunar New Year 2022

Lunar New Year Celebration 2022

The Chinese Lunar New Year is known as the Spring Festival or Chūnjié in Mandarin, and is tied to the lunar calendar beginning with the first new moon that occurs between the end of January and beginning of February.  This year, Lunar New Year began on Feb. 1st and last 15 days, until the full moon arrives on Feb. 15th.

Each year in the Lunar Calendar is represented by one of 12 zodiac animals, and this year is the Year of the TIger, the Water Tiger to be precise, which is linked to strength and bravery.

To celebrate at Forest Grove, each of the classes did activities related to Chinese New Year during the first week of February.  In addition, each of our Mandarin Classes also created artwork, sang songs, and performed dances.  Below, you will find links to the just some of the wonderful things staff and students did to ring in the Lunar New Year.  We hope you enjoy.

Div. 3 (Ms. Chen’s grade 6/7 class)

  • Div. 3 explains Chinese New Year origins, traditions, decorations, celebrations, superstitions, and more in this student-created PowerPoint (click link HERE)
    • Chinese Good Luck Know Explained (30 second video, click HERE) – Mia
    • Plum Blossom Explained (59 second video, click HERE) – Dylan

Div. 4 (Mr. Li’s grade 5/6 class)

Div. 7 (Ms. Lin’s grade 3/4 class)

  • Writing Spring Festival Couplets (3:03 minutes)
  • Div. 7 Chinese New Year Skits (click link HERE) – just over 4 minutes

Div. 8 (Ms. Sheng’s grade 3/4 class)

  • Div. 8 Happy New Year Poem (click link HERE) – just over 1 minute
  • Various pictures of some of Div. 8 Projects (click link HERE)

Div. 11 (Ms. Ma’s grade 2 class)

  • Chinese Dragon Dance:
    • Video 1 (1:08 minutes) click HERE
    • Video 2 (55 seconds) click HERE
    • Video 3 (35 seconds) click HERE
  • Various pictures of some of Div. 11 Projects (click link HERE)

Div. 13 (Ms. Lau’s grade 1 class)

  • Div. 13 Xin Nian Hao Song (click link HERE) – just over 1 minute
  • Various pictures of some of Div. 13 Projects (click link HERE)

Div. 16 (Ms. Hsu’s Kindergarten class)

  • Div. 16 Gong Xi Song (click link HERE) – just over 1 minute
  • Various pictures of some of Div. 16 Projects (click link HERE)