The Lunar New Year is a time for celebration and renewal, and it is an important cultural event for many around the world. This year, the Lunar New Year falls on February 10, 2024, and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon.
In Chinese culture, the dragon is a symbol of good luck, justice, prosperity and strength, so it is regarded that 2024 is predicted to be a year of boundless opportunity and a time of great potential and positive outcomes for those who embrace its energy.
Did you know? During Lunar New Year celebrations, the dragon dance is a prominent feature, where performers move in coordinated patterns to mimic the movements of a dragon. This dance is believed to bring good fortune and ward off evil spirits for the upcoming year.
Many of our schools find unique ways to celebrate this holiday, and we look forward to seeing how they will incorporate the celebration of Lunar New Year into the classroom by teaching students about the holiday and its history through activities.
The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity and diversity, and celebrating Lunar New Year is one way to accomplish this. By celebrating Lunar New Year, we promote understanding and acceptance of different cultures, and foster a sense of community within our learning environments.
Wishing everyone a Happy Lunar New Year! May the Year of the Dragon bring good luck, prosperity, and strength to all.