Students at Meadowsridge School celebrate the Lunar New Year with a lion and dragon parade through the halls.

Students at Meadowsridge School celebrate the Lunar New Year with a lion and dragon parade through the halls.

Meadowridge School in Maple Ridge celebrates Chinese New Year

For 15 years Meadowridge School has been celebrating the Lunar New Year, which happens this year on Jan. 28.

  • Jan. 27, 2017 10:00 a.m.




For 15 years Meadowridge School has been celebrating the Lunar New Year, which happens this year on Jan. 28.

Students, many in traditional Chinese dress, started with an assembly where they learned about the Chinese New Year traditions. Because it is the Year of the Rooster, help a competition to see which student could pose the longest on one leg.

Then there was an awakening of the dragon ceremony, as students played drums and cymbals. There was a lion and dragon parade through the halls of the school, as the beasts stopped at classroom doorways where gifts of lettuce and envelopes were hung, as is the Chinese tradition.

The festivities ended with in the cafeteria, where parents had prepared traditional food, and held a tea ceremony.