PHS_Chinese New Year_1The Chinese New Year was celebrated in Ms. Mei Guan’s classroom at Plymouth High School recently. Guan teaches Chinese.


PHS_Chinese New Year_2Students made meals that have ties to Chinese culture. On the menu: dumplings, sweet and sour chicken, plus fortune cookies. Each of Guan’s classes took part in the celebration. Guan says the New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date changes from year to year.


PHS_Chinese New Year_3Each Chinese New Year is characterized by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac.  This year, it’s the Year of the Rooster, the 10th animal in the cycle. The next Year of the Rooster will be in 2029.


One interesting fact, the New Year celebrates for two weeks. The fifteenth day is called Chinese Lantern Festival which ends the Chinese New Year Celebration.
Happy New Year!


xin nian kuai le!
This story was written by PHS Interactive Media Marketing student Angela Busse.