Gung Hey Fat Choy!

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

We had a very special celebration for this “Year of the Rooster”!  The biggest excitement was “waking” the Dragon and Lions for a parade with our Grade 5 Buddies!  The Dragon and Lions go on display outside the Library every year, but it has been a few years since they got to parade down the halls!  You can read about our wonderful Dragon on the Nestor Website. He was constructed by Nestor teachers back in 1998 and his wonderful body was made by Parent Volunteers in 1999 from material donated by every student in the school!  The big Lion was an older Nestor tradition and the little Lion was a gift from one of Mrs. B’s parents who brought it back from Hong Kong.

Our other excitement was a marvelous homemade Chinese lunch made by Lucas’s Dad and Fiona’s Dad (visiting from China!).  There were THREE kinds of dumplings and a delicious rice with all kinds of extra veggies and goodies in it!   They worked from early in the morning until lunch time to prepare it for us.  Lucas prepared a special Slide Show for us, to explain some of the traditions behind this special occasion.

A special THANK YOU to Kaylee’s Mom for providing this video!

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One thought on “Gung Hey Fat Choy!

  1. Dear Division 8.
    It sounds like you had a wonderful Lunar New Year with a very special lunch. How lucky you were! I enjoyed seeing the video of the grand Nestor Dragon Parade! It is such a wonderful tradition that your teacher, Mrs. Boekhout, and you work so hard to keep with the help of your Grade 5 buddies! Traditions and having fun are so important.
    Take care, Division 8 and I hope you are enjoying the snow.

    Ms. Towler- the lady that was lucky enough to carve pumpkins with you last Hallowe’en.

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