Meet JMS at Chaska Middle School East today at 10 a.m. to celebrate the year of the Red Fire Monkey & Chinese culture!!!!! It's Free!
Come and celebrate the Year of the Monkey on Saturday, Feb. 13th!
Through the District's partnership with the Minnesota International Chinese School, Community Education will celebrate the Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 13th at Chaska Middle School East. The celebration will include student performances, a small carnival, traditional Chinese food samples, Kung Fu demonstrations & over 1000 exhibits.
Chinese New Year is the most important and longest holiday in China, lasting 15 days. It’s estimated that a sixth of the world celebrate Chinese New Year, including more than 1 billion Chinese citizens. Chinese New Year is also called the Lunar New Year because it begins on the first day of the lunar calendar and the Spring Festival because it is considered the beginning of spring.
Chinese New Year is a time when families gather, share food, and prepare for the year ahead. During the celebration, people burn incense and pray for good fortune, fireworks are prominent to frighten away unlucky spirits and the color red is worn as a symbol of good fortune and joy.