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Newton Celebrates the Lunar New Year
In observance of the Lunar New Year, Middle and Upper School girls learned about the holiday’s traditions, practiced calligraphy, and created paper flowers.

Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year, celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the New Year vary widely, and the evening preceding the New Year's Day is frequently regarded as an occasion for families to gather for an annual reunion dinner.

The Upper School gathering in Duchesne Hall offered different activity stations with trivia about the holiday, information about the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, how to use chopsticks, and calligraphy. During their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion assembly, Middle School students commemorated the day with help from Ms. Yu's Chinese class, which created an informative video about Lunar New Year with instructions on how to construct Chinese paper flowers.

2022 is the Year of the Tiger, the third of the 12-year cycle of animals which appears in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.
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