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Happy Year of the Rabbit

January 22, 2023

新年快乐! 春节快乐!

Happy year of the Rabbit. Lunar New Year is a time to visit family, eat special foods, make dumplings, hand out red envelopes or see a special program at your Mandarin immersion school.

Here in San Francisco, where 33% of students are Asian, it’s also an official school holiday

The glory of Chinese New Year (also known as the Spring Festival) is that it lasts for another eight days, so you’re not behind at all. Lots more days to have some delicious food while you visit with family and friends.

You can read about the traditions and activities that come with the Spring Festival here.

2023 is the year of the Water Rabbit. People born in this year are said to be sensitive, intuitive and thoughtful.

For most of China, New Year wouldn’t be New Year without watching the star-studded New Year Variety Special that aired Saturday night. It’s the special’s 40th year and the four-hour gala is the most-watched television show in the world.

It’s available on YouTube here, broken into several sections.

Happy New Year to you all.

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