HAPPY YEAR OF THE HORSE!
We wish you good health, happy family, and all the best in this new lunar year!
We have some suggestions for websites for our English Conversation Hour participants - and anyone else learning English. Learn more about the holiday while you practice English!
This talking story from The British Council explains Chinese New Year traditions in a way that is easy for both children and adult learners to understand. "My Favorite Day of the Year"
This Voice of America (VOA) news video shows how people in different Asian countries are celebrating the lunar new year: "Asians Usher in Lunar New Year."
The CNN website has a photo slideshow that explains “11 Things to Know About Lunar New Year.”
You can read more about Chinese New Year on the History.com website. There are articles about the traditional New Year and the Ancient Chinese calendar, too.
And finally, we found this great infographic showing “50 Unbelievable Facts About Chinese New Year” from the Giraffe Childcare Dublin blog, thanks to Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day.
The picture “Horses” at the beginning of this post is from the Picture Collection at the Mid-Manhattan Library.