Will you be celebrating the Chinese New Year? The date of the holiday, on the Gregorian calendar, varies each year, but in 2020 the Year of the Rat begins on January 25th. Chinese New Year is arguably the most widely celebrated holiday in the world, with festivals and observations occurring all around the globe.
My sons are very fortunate to attend a school with a very diverse student population, and each year they’ve had several students in their class whose parents are visiting professors at the local University. Through these friends, and through classroom lessons, they’ve both learned a lot about the Chinese New Year.
I love seeing their interest in other cultures and traditions, so this year I wanted to get them some books about the Chinese New Year that we could read together to learn more about the history and importance of this celebration.