猪年大吉！zhū nián dàjí!
Happy Year of the Pig!
Tuesday was 元宵节 (yuánxiāo jié), known in English as the Lunar Festival, signaling the end of Chinese New Year. However, Before the New Year festivities wrapped up, our NWCA students had the chance to perform as part of the Lan Su Chinese Garden’s Chinese New Year celebration!
Our preschool, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten classes performed together, singing the songs “New Year Gives Me Another Year”（ 新年送给我们一岁）, the popular Chinese song “Meow Meow Meow like a cat” (你不说爱我我就喵喵喵) and a Mandarin rendition of “When We are Together”
In addition to the songs sung by our young students, our fourth and fifth grade students graced attendees with a dance medley consisting of the traditional dances for several of China’s Ethnic minorities (少数民族), of which China has more than 50! Thank you to NWCA parent Jingzi Zhao for these amazing photos of the performances!