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Seven Hills Parent Teaches First-graders About Chinese Lunar New Year

David Tan, parent of first-grader Dao Tan, recently spoke to Aimee Burton and Jennifer Egan’s first-grade classes about the Chinese Lunar New Year via a Zoom video call. The holiday was celebrated on Feb. 12. Tan spoke to students about the holiday and its traditions, as well as the Chinese Zodiac. Tan told students about the Legend of Nian, a fairy tale that explains the Lunar New Year and traditions such as firecrackers, dumplings, and decorating homes with the color red. “The goal is to scare the Nian (a monster) away,” Tan said. Tan also answered students’ questions about the Chinese Lunar New Year.