Usually, we talk about Chinese New Year. Did you know that many other countries celebrate the new year at the same time? In Vietnam, it is called Tết. It is called Seollal in South Korea. We find one of the best ways to help our students understand different traditions is to read books about the different lunar new year celebrations.
These new year celebrations are based on the lunar calendar. The lunar calendar is calculated using the movement of the Earth around the Sun and the Moon around the Earth. Lunar new year is usually celebrated sometime in January or February. This time of year is a time when families gather, share food and participate in local traditions.[Read more…] about Picture Books for Lunar New Year