Celebrating the Pig

Celebrating the Pig photo

Kindergarten students at Charles Campagne Elementary School were treated to a special assembly on Jan.23, thanks to a parent volunteer that shared details about the upcoming Chinese New Year.

The Chinese New Year officially begins on Feb. 5 to symbolize the change to the Year of the Pig, one of the 12 zodiac animals celebrated in the Chinese culture.

District parent Anna Chan along with her daughters, kindergarten student Lauren and second-grader Alanna, led the kindergarten classes in lessons and activities surrounding the celebration. Mrs. Chan showcased various decorations and common attire worn during the traditional ceremonies and activities.

Following a discussion about the different ways to celebrate, Mrs. Chan and her daughters taught the students how to create a paper fish with a red envelope. The color red symbolizes good luck and the evenlopes are presented at social and family gatherings.

The assembly concluded with the explanation of the 12 zodiac animals and the order in which they are celebrated.

Principal Erin Lindsay-DiFiglia thanks Mrs. Chan and her daughters for educating the kindergarten students on the culture of the Chinese New Year!  

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