This morning, first graders paraded past their fellow Lower School students in Lovett's annual Lunar New Year celebration! Chinese Art and Cultural Resources teacher Kristie Walden, who has been at Lovett for over 15 years, spearheads this effort every year by teaching first graders Chinese songs and dances. The focal point of the parade are the magnificent dragon costumes and tiger masks to honor the 2022 zodiac animal. Click here for more pictures.
"Lunar New Year is one of the most important celebrations of the year among East and Southeast Asian cultures, including Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean communities, among others. In 2022, Lunar New Year [began] on February 1."1