Chinese New Year Parade Celebrates Culture at May Moore


In keeping with an annual school tradition of more than a decade, first-graders at May Moore celebrated Chinese New Year by parading through the hallways, welcoming the Year of the Horse with Chinese dragons, red lanterns, clanging musical instruments and colorful masks. As the sights and sounds of the red-clad marchers reverberated through the school, sitting kindergartners lined the halls to watch with delight.

“Our Chinese New Year parade is a great way to celebrate a different culture and learn about the customs and traditions of many of our students,” said Principal Alicia Konecny, who noted that they had prepared for the day by reading favorite books about the holiday such as “Sam and the Lucky Money” by Karen Chinn and “Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan's Chinese New Year” by Kate Waters.

After the parade, May Moore’s first-graders continued the celebration with a special Chinese food luncheon.