Chinese New Year Celebration: 2024 Lunar New Year – Year of the Dragon!

The holiday, also known as Chinese New Year and Spring Festival, officially kicked off on Feb. 10, marking the beginning of countless celebrations worldwide.

Originating in multiple countries in East Asia, the holiday is filled with rich culture and tradition that centers around the hope for good fortune and prosperity. Each year, the exact date differs as it’s based on the cycle of the moon, though it usually falls between Jan. 20 and Feb. 21 on the Gregorian calendar.

Each year also has a corresponding animal from the Chinese zodiac, based on ancient Chinese mythology, and 2024 marks the Year of the Dragon.

Read about how Chinese astronauts are celebrating in space!

CSA will be celebrating this week with the following activities:




  • Chinese Zodiac Codebreaker
  • Make dragon puppets with Mr. Cronin
  • Make Chinese dumplings with Ms. Uta

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