|Chinese New Year by Tricia Brown|
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Wishing you good fortune and happiness.
It is the time of the Chinese New Year, a spring festival over
5,000 years old. It lasts for days and boasts a little of everything,
combining elements associated with many other holidays: the gift
giving of Christmas and Hanukkah, the feasting and family gatherings
of Thanksgiving, the fireworks of the Fourth of July, the Dragon Parade
and Lion Dance reminiscent of Halloween, and above all, the joyous
Easter-like celebration of a new beginning.
|Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats by Nina Simonds, Leslie Swartz & The Children's Museum Boston|
Spectacular fireworks, silk lions dancing through the
streets, sumptuous family banquets - these are the hallmarks of
Chinese new Year. Now, discover how to bring this splendid
celebration, ant others, into your own home.
|Groundhog Day by Gail Gibbons|
Every February 2, people all across America
wonder about the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil. Will
he see his shadow on that day or won't he? Will spring
come early or late? Here is information about Groundhog
Day and its origins, as well as facts about the animal
at the center of this delightful annual event.