Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy Lunar New Year 2018!

Happy Year of the Dog! Lunar New Year officially begins tonight (Friday, Feb. 16) and runs through Sunday (Feb. 18). In addition to events right here at the Green River Main Campus, there are lots of ways the Lunar New Year is celebrated across the United States and in nations around the world!

Learn About the Lunar New Year

Want to learn more about how the Lunar New Year is celebrated in the United States? There are celebrations held across the country, from festivals in Seattle, WA to parades in San Francisco, CA, and some schools close for the day in New York, NY:

Kizer, J. M. (2014). Lunar New Year. In M. Y. Danico (Ed.), Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia (Vol. 2, pp. 650-652). Los Angeles: SAGE Reference. Retrieved from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Want to Wish Someone a Happy Lunar New Year?

Gong hei fat choy” is the most common Chinese New Year greeting in Cantonese, which is spoken in parts of southern China and Hong Kong. It directly translates to “wishing you great happiness and prosperity.”
Quakenbrush, C. (16 Feb. 2016). How to Wish Someone a 'Happy Lunar New Year' in Chinese. Time. Retrieved from

What's Special About the 'Year of the Dog'?

Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Dog (2018). Retrieved from

What Animal Represents my Birth Year in the Lunar Calendar? 

Kettley, S. (16 Feb. 2018). Chinese New Year 2018: Why is it the Year of the Dog? What new year animal are YOU? Express. Retrieved from

I Just Really Want to Read a Book About Dogs Now- Can The Library Help With That?

Yes we can! Here are 78 titles at Holman Librar about dogs-- everything from picture books in the childrens literature section to title on therapy dogs... go wild!

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