Happy Lunar New Year!  Sometimes this holiday is called ‘Chinese New Year’, but it’s celebrated in many other places too.  The date of the Lunar New year usually falls between January 21 and February 20.  It changes each year because the timing is based on the moon, instead of the sun.

During the Lunar New Year, families and friends gather to celebrate and wish each other a happy and prosperous new year.    They eat certain foods that supposedly bring good fortune and luck such as oranges, fish, dumplings, and long noodles.  In some places Lunar New Year celebrations last for 15 days!

You’ll see lots of the color red during Lunar New Year celebrations.  The color red symbolizes a bright and happy future.

We hope that you have a bright and happy day.  Remember to use kind words, do kind things, and think kind thoughts.