Brookhaven Celebrates the Year of the Pig

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Brookhaven Elementary School kindergarten and first-grade students celebrated the Chinese New Year with a host of activities on Feb. 8.

Teachers first discussed the history behind the annual celebration of Asia’s lunar New Year and the Chinese zodiac’s Year of the Pig. Throughout the morning, the students rotated during various stations in which they crafted Chinese lanterns, colorful masks, construction paper fortune cookies and paper dragons. Each of the first-grade classes also made a traditional dragon out of paper bags, colorful construction paper and streamers. In the afternoon, the school held its own traditional Chinese New Year Parade as the first-graders carried their dragons down the hall for all the students to behold.