Shaker Road ENL Celebrates Chinese & Vietnamese New Year

girl wearing a dragon helmet

The English as a New Language (ENL) students at Shaker Road Elementary School celebrated the start of the Chinese New Year and the Vietnamese New Year with a festive parade around the school followed by a presentation from members of the Chinese Community Center.

This year, 2019, is the year of the Pig. In preparation for this event, students enjoyed making pig puppets and decorations, red lanterns and display boards of China and Vietnam. Many students wore traditional Chinese and Vietnamese clothing while others participated by wearing red, playing noise making instruments and carrying special crafts made for the holiday.

The highlights were the two dancing dragons that certainly livened up the parade. Following the parade, students attended a presentation by members of the Chinese Community Center and learned about the many Chinese New Year traditions. We thank them for their support. It was wonderful to watch all of the students enjoy the experience of being a part of such an exciting holiday celebrated by so many of our students. We would like to wish everyone who celebrates this holiday a very Happy New Year!