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2023 Lunar New Year Celebration

2023 Lunar New Year Celebration

This weekend the Rumsey Hall community came together to celebrate the Lunar New year. It is an annual 15-day festival celebrated among East and Southeast Asian cultures, including Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean communities, and more. It begins with the new moon and festivities last until the following full moon. The holiday is sometimes called the Lunar New Year because the dates of celebration follow the phases of the moon. The New Year celebration is usually celebrated for multiple days—not just one day.

Farmen Hall was decorated with paper lanterns, paper cuttings and couplets to create an authentic backdrop. The community also came together to create around 2,000 dumplings! These will be served to the whole school during lunch periods the next day!

Each year in the Lunar calendar is represented by one of 12 zodiac animals. The 12 zodiac animals are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. 2023 is the year of the rabbit.