2/1/2011 4:30:00 PMCampus International students bring a piece of China to school
Cleveland, Ohio— True to the school’s international focus, the Campus International Explorers will celebrate Chinese New Year. Despite its winter occurrence, in China it is known as Spring Festival, the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays.
Adorned with red paper lanterns— a decoration that is used for the holiday to bring luck— and classic oriental patterns, members of the school community have worked to make the school space look as authentic as possible. During the celebration, students will participate in Spring Festival traditions like solving riddles on lanterns, giving out New Year cards to the adults and receiving red envelopes with "lucky" money inside; the color red is traditionally symbolic of happiness or good luck.
Students will also do a Kung fu show, perform the Lion Dance and sing songs in Mandarin Chinese, the school’s language of focus. The celebration will culminate with the Explorers eating a Chinese meal together.
WHEN: Thursday, February 3, 2011
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Campus International School @ CSU
3000 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
WHAT: Chinese New Year celebration
An added special element of Spring Festival will be Campus International’s Mandarin teacher Rui Zhao (Rachel) spending her first Chinese holiday in America. Rachel is here on assignment from her hometown of Beijing. While it is difficult for her not to be with her family for this holiday, she is excited to share the traditions of the holiday with her Campus International family.
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Angela Buford: 216-858-6994
Charisse Ausbrook: 216-574-8143