Friday, March 8, 2013

Mountain Dragon Gong Fu Celebrates the Chinese New Year with K-2

On Tuesday, February 26, Claxton K -2 students got a peek into Chinese culture with a Chinese New Year celebration and presentation. The Chinese Year of the Snake began on February 13th this year —the day of the first new moon on the lunar calendar, on which the Chinese calendar is based.

For the second year in a row, Mark Small, with Mountain Dragon Gong Fu, brought his Lion Dancers and drummers to parade through the K-1 hallway and perform a dance for the Chinese New Year at an assembly that included grades K through 2. The children expressed wonder at the colorful costume of the Lion, and the noise of drums and cymbals helped clear the building of last year’s “old luck,” making space for good fortune in the new.

Chinese New Year from Claxton Elementary on Vimeo.

We are excited to see this Chinese New Year celebration becoming an annual Claxton tradition and thrilled by this continuing opportunity to expose our students to different cultures.

Gung How Fat Choy! (Happy New Year!)