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King Celebrates the Lunar New Year
Lion Dance
Grade 5

The Lunar New Year flooded King School with red and gold and traditional decorations. The holiday, one of the most important celebrations of the year among East and Southeast Asian cultures, marks the first days of spring in the lunar calendar and serves as an opportunity to celebrate new beginnings. Students sampled traditional foods, presentations, and performances. 

The chefs from King’s dining service, Flik, kicked off the celebrations on Monday, offering fried rice, chicken dumplings, hot and sour soup, cabbage, and tofu in a special lunch menu celebrating Chinese and Asian cuisine. 

AAPI Presenting

Mandarin teachers introduced Grade 5 students to the language and culture. Students learned about Chinese New Year traditions through hands-on projects.

The Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) affinity group presented to the Upper School on Wednesday. After remembering those affected by the recent violence in Half Moon Bay and Monterey Park, the group discussed the diverse AAPI community that celebrates the Lunar New Year. The insightful presentation highlighted the lore and traditions surrounding the holiday.

Lower School Students

The celebrations culminated with special performances from the dance company Dance China New York on Thursday. Students from all divisions watched the troupe demonstrate traditional dances, and some students also had the opportunity to participate in a ribbon dance. As part of King's Winter Showcase Spirit Week, many members of the King community dressed in the Lunar New Year colors of red and gold for the day.

Xīn Nián Kuài Lè (Happy New Year) to all!

Upper School Ribbon Dance