Students and faculty came together this morning to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a special assembly where some of our students explained the meaning of this special holiday.
A savoury aroma filled the Lunch Room as some of our students transformed meat, veggies, and dough into hundreds of precisely wrapped dumplings which were shared among students and faculty. Many wore red, a color that symbolizes good luck in Chinese culture.
As well, some of our Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese students were on hand at different stations throughout the Lunch Room where students had the chance to learn the right techniques for using chopsticks, writing calligraphy, and intricately folding paper.
It was a great day loaded with hands-on fun and the opportunity for all of our students to get insight into the East Asian cultural sphere.
Thanks to our Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese students and all those involved in making this day so memorable. Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái!