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Taylorsville DLI schools celebrate Chinese New Year

Mar 09, 2023 11:03AM ● By Peri Kinder

The traditional Chinese lion dance features two dancers in an elaborate lion costume. The dance is supposed to bring good luck and fortune.

Chinese Dual Language Immersion students from Calvin Smith Elementary, Bennion Junior High and Taylorsville High School recognized the Chinese New Year with a celebration featuring student performances, demonstrations and other activities. 

This Chinese New Year ushers in the Year of the Rabbit. People born during a rabbit year are said to be kind and skilled at avoiding conflict.

Students and their families were invited to the celebration on Jan. 31 at BJHS, which included a Chinese lion and dragon dance. Activities like calligraphy, tea ceremonies, ping pong, hacky sack, making Chinese opera masks, eating new year dumplings and learning the Chinese zodiac were intended to help families better understand Chinese culture. 

The Taylorsville Network Chinese New Year Celebration is an annual event which recognizes the academic progress of students in the Chinese DLI programs. (Photos courtesy of Granite School District)

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