Celebrate Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is coming up soon on January 22, 2023. The Chinese lunar calendar includes a twelve year cycle with each year represented by an animal. According to the Chinese zodiac, people share traits with the animal that represents the year they were born. 2023 will be the year of the rabbit. Rabbits are thought to be patient, modest, intelligent and devoted.

The holiday is often referred to as Chinese New Year, but Lunar New Year is celebrated in many countries such as Malaysia, Vietnam and Korea. Saying “Happy Lunar New Year” in English is more inclusive. Learn about some of the differences between celebrations in the video below.

Learn more about Chinese New Year as a family by watching the video below.

Creating crafts to celebrate the Lunar New Year is a wonderful activity for families. The paper rabbit craft (template included) shown below is a great way to create a festive decoration.

A large part of each Lunar New Year celebration is the importance of family. Increasing your family’s cultural literacy can broaden your awareness, appreciation, and inclusion of diverse beliefs and cultures. Learn about the different holiday traditions as a family by checking out the resources listed below.


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