Have a prosperous and good year! Chinese new year is upon us. The Chinese New Year is a holiday that marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The holiday is rich with cultural traditions that make a great learning experience for students. We study the customs and traditions of holiday. the children love hearing about how bad luck is swept out of the home to prepare for the new year. Scissors and sharp objects are put away so as not to cut off the good fortune of the new year. The celebration has many interesting facets such as the dancing lions and dragons, firework festivals, and the lantern festival to mark the end of the fourteen day new year celebration.