Lunar New Year Celebrations
As part of our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, we work to recognize observances and holidays that center the voices and experiences of historically excluded peoples in the United States. Below, we include voices that share our commitment to learning, and to amplifying all voices and experiences.
Learn about Lunar New Year celebrations: This article by the Asia Society recognizes the many traditions in Asia that mark the new year, including Chinese New Year, Songkran (the Thai new year), and Tet (in Vietnam), among others
Recognize the Lunar New Year at your school: “Learning About Lunar New Year”, from WeTeachNYC and the New York City Department of Education provides sample lessons and activities for exploring Lunar New Year with grades K-8.
We encourage you to seek out writing about and celebrations of Lunar New Year: In “Celebrating Chinese New Year Far From Home and Family,” writer and educator Frances Kai-Hwa Wang writes about preserving and evolving traditions “Our Chinese school New Year’s celebrations may not be completely traditional, but we are together.”
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