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Serra Students Celebrate the Chinese New Year

posted Apr 12, 2013, 11:20 AM by
Students used to ask: “Why does China have a different New Year?” “What do people usually do during this most important Chinese festival?” Now they will never forget the answers, because a three-day celebration of the Chinese New Year was held right at Serra from February 13th to February 15th. Many students stopped in the Chinese room to find out their Chinese Zodiac, which consists of one of the twelve animals as the symbol of their birth year in Chinese culture. All the teachers and students were able to taste some dumplings during the lunch periods on February 14th in cafeteria. Some of the participants even enjoyed eating with chopsticks! All the dumplings were hand-made by the students in the Chinese classes, Serra’s international student Yutong Liu, and Ms. Du. Students in the Chinese classes also had a group competition of “Writing Spring Couplets” with Chinese brushes and making Chinese paper cutting. Teachers and the rest of the students were able to decide who was the winner. Many of them voted for their favorite group work and a Chinese candy or a fortune cookie was given as a New Year gift. At last, the 2nd group got a Chinese knot as the prize. Thank you to everyone who participated in celebrating the Chinese New Year!

Written by: Ms. Yun Du, Chinese Instructor