Happy Mousey Monday from Mousey to our Cache and Cookie readers! Lunar New Year was yesterday, February 10, 2013. This year, Lunar New Year is being celebrated from February 9 to February 15 in many Asian countries. This year’s Chinese Zodiac animal is the Snake. We have an excellent collection of videos on Discovery Education streaming to educate your students on how different cultures celebrate their New Year. Contrary to the popular belief, not all new year celebrations fall on the first day of the year as most of us are accustomed to .
Fantastic Festivals of the World: Hong Kong: Chinese Lunar New Year is a 48 minute full video that explains the meaning of the festival and how the people celebrate it.
Discovery Education streaming also has a Chinese New Year Content Collection that includes videos and teacher guides to steer your classroom discussion on the Asian holiday.
If you have any questions or comments on any of our resources, and would like to tell us how these resources were used in your classroom, please feel free to tweet us @DESupportStars with hashtag #mouseymondays!