Chinese New Year

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Year of the Rat – Chinese New Year 2020

The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and [...]

By | January 24th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Year of the Rat – Chinese New Year 2020

Saying “Happy New Year” in Chinese

Washington, D.C. Community Counselor Natalie Skidmore shared a video from a host family whose children were taught to say "Happy New Year" in Chinese by their au pair Winnie W.  This holiday provided another opportunity to build bridges and learn about other cultures.  

By | February 8th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Saying “Happy New Year” in Chinese

Cluster Meeting Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Community Counselor Cynthia Chan in Southern Maryland used her monthly meeting to highlight the Lunar New Year.  A guest speaker taught the au pairs about Chinese culture and Lunar New Year.   In addition to sampling some treats, they also learned how to write a greeting in Chinese characters and received Lucky Money (red) envelopes. There [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on Cluster Meeting Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year Craft

February 5th, 2019 is the Lunar New Year.  Children all across Asia are given pocket money nestled in bright red envelopes. Started in the Han Dynasty, coins (objects that looked like coins) were tied together with red string and given to ward off evil spirits. Eventually the red string became red envelopes. More about the [...]

By | February 5th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Lunar New Year Craft

Au Pairs – Send Us Your Lunar New Year Photos

Are you or your host family celebrating the Lunar New Year?  If so, please send us a photo of your celebration.  Please include: Your Name Your Country Name of your Community Counselor https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/lunar-new-year-2019/index.html. STR/AFP/AFP/Getty Images

By | February 4th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pairs – Send Us Your Lunar New Year Photos

Min C. Shares About China During Chinese New Year

Chinese au pair Min C. is spending her year in Catherine McEaddy Holmes's Washington, D.C. cluster.  Min had the opportunity to present to 120 students at the Shepherd Elementary School about the Chinese New Year!  She showed pictures of the customs around the celebrations including red lanterns and paper cutting, and the delicious lucky food.  The [...]

By | February 26th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Min C. Shares About China During Chinese New Year

Lucky Food for Chinese New Year

Friday February 16th is Chinese New Year.  Min C. an au pair in Washington DC shared this great post on the special foods that are served during the Chinese New Year. Tang-yuan Tang-yuan (dumplings made of sweet rice, rolled into balls and stuffed with either sweet or spicy fillings) is what most southern families have [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on Lucky Food for Chinese New Year

Multi-Cultural Celebration of Chinese New Year!

Ana Cruz, Costa Rica Christine Connally's Cluster, Maryland  I celebrated the Chinese new year with all my friends at the Chinese new year parade in WashingtonDC.  It was really fun because we saw dragon dance, Chinese music, bands and different activity from Chinese culture, and of course we can't leave without eating the most popular [...]

By | February 13th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Multi-Cultural Celebration of Chinese New Year!
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