Happy Lunar New Year - the Year of the Rooster

Friday, January 27, 2017

Meridian Park students celebrate the Lunar New Year
l-r Lucille, Sehee, Grayden, Ruqaiya, Emily T, Rube, Emily S, Levi, Audrey,
Ronan, Katelyn, Dashiell, Alex and Mandarin teacher Hua Zhang

Saturday is the Lunar New Year  - The Year of the Rooster.

Hua Zhang's Mandarin language and Chinese culture classes celebrated the New Year early - with dragons!

Brookside students and their dragon
l-r Mandarin teacher Hua Zhang, Alexandra, Luella, Joey,
Shawn, Christopher, and Rebecca.

 According to the Travel China Guide,

Rooster is the tenth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029...

Rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. For ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the crowing was significant, as it could awaken people to get up and start to work. In Chinese culture, another symbolic meaning of chicken carries is exorcising evil spirits.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: You
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Jin (Metal)
Yin Yang: Yin


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