The Preschoolers of Anna House celebrated Chinese New Year for two weeks because they found the Chinese culture interesting and fun. The children learned there is actually a lot more to the Chinese New Year, than lion dances and firecrackers, although these two pieces of tradition are integral and more visible.
Chinese New Year to China is like Christmas to the West. In essence Chinese New Year is spending time with family, gift giving and, the all important, food feast. The understanding and learning of the Chinese culture has been a fascinating experience for our children.