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Rock Hill Schools Celebrates Lunar New Year


As we welcome the Year of the Dragon, Rock Hill Schools is buzzing with excitement as students immerse themselves in the traditions of the Lunar New Year. From classroom activities to community events, our celebration is a testament to the richness of cultural exchange and learning.

The Chinese New Year, also referred to as Lunar New Year, is based on the lunar calendar which follows the monthly cycles of the moon's phases. This year the holiday starts on Feb. 10 and ends with the Lantern Festival on Feb. 24. The Lunar New Year is considered one of the most important celebrations among East and Southeast Asian cultures.

Lihua Tan, a Chinese language teacher at Northwestern High School, planned special lessons and activities around learning about the Lunar New Year.

“It’s great for students to learn about this tradition and culture,” she said.

Students in the Chinese language classes at Northwestern High School are exploring the significance of the Chinese New Year through hands-on activities like crafting paper lanterns, learning calligraphy, and eating traditional cuisine to deepen their understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture. 

Having an immersive experience for our students allows them to deeply connect to the Work Class Knowledge piece of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.

As we embrace the Year of the Dragon, let us cherish the values of renewal, prosperity, and unity it represents. 

Check out district social media (Facebook and Instagram) to see the learning come alive.