Monday, February 15, 2016

Chinese New Year Celebration Set For Friday

Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School, will host its Annual Chinese New Year celebration with school-wide programming for Kindergarten through 8th grades, which will include performances by each class, the school dance troupe and the theater/drama groups.

The program will also include a “lion dance,” which is a traditional and symbolic performance for Chinese New Year and will showcase performers dancing with a lion’s head made out of papier mâché. 

Friday, February 19, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School
915 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

In Chinese culture, 2016 is the “year of the monkey.”  The Chinese New Year is celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar.  This year’s celebration began on February 8, 2016 and will continue through February 22, 2016.

For almost 75 years Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School, which is located in the China Town section of Philadelphia, has educated many children of immigrant families. A majority of the students who attend Holy Redeemer speak English as a second language.

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