Today marks the start of Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, often called Chinese New Year! The 16-day celebration aligns with the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar and is celebrated worldwide by people of Asian descent. In every Asian culture, the New Year celebration is an important time for families to come together.
Jesuit students and staff celebrated Lunar New Year this week over Zoom. In Chinese classes, Ms. Shih-Emmi led students in a creative cultural exchange. Students researched and presented various traditional New Year foods, songs, lucky posters, the Dragon Dance, and other customs. The Asian Student Union's Student Advisory team and their co-moderators also came together to share Lunar New Year Wishes with the Jesuit community – check out their video below to learn more.
So from Jesuit High School, 新年好! (Xīn nián hǎo!, Happy New Year!)