Wednesday, January 18

ARTS AND CRAFTS chinese new year dragon

Chinese New Year celebrations begin on January 22 (Chinese New Year's Eve) and run through February 6 (Lantern Festival).    Usher in the Year of the Dragon by crafting this pint-sized dragon puppet from FamilyFun magazine.  The dragon is the fifth sign of the Chinese zodiac and it is regarded as an auspicious symbol which stands for power, good luck, success, and happiness.  While you're at it, order up some dumplings from your favorite Chinese restaurant and dig in--with a lucky circular shape they represent coins and are super lucky (and delicious)!
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Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

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