A lesson in learning how to write her name in Korean pauses momentarily for Irene Jang, left, as her tutor Taeim Kim gets a minor touch up to his traditional Korean costume from his mother Eon Young Kim during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at Randerson Ridge Elementary School on Friday. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Nanaimo elementary school students celebrate Lunar New Year

Chinese and Korean students and parents observe traditions at Randerson Ridge

Children at Randerson Ridge Elementary School in Nanaimo finished off their week at school by hosting, with some help from their teachers and parents, for a Korean and Chinese Lunar New Year celebration.

Parents set up a luncheon for the school’s Korean and Chinese students who each invited a friend. Afterward, all of the school’s students went to the gym where they took turns learning to write their names in Korean, decorate a Chinese money pouch, paint Chinese window decorations, play a Korean New Year game, draw their Chinese zodiac sign and learn how to use chopsticks.

Chinese Lunar New Year 2019 began Tuesday. 2019 is the year of the pig, according to the Chinese zodiac, which is based on a 12-year cycle.

Like us on
Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Tina Cui, left, and Yuxuan Wu hold up examples of traditional Chinese window decorations for Ella Balaban and other kindergarten students who try their hand at painting the decoration characters during Chinese Luna New Year celebrations at Randerson Ridge Elementary School on Friday. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Nanaimo sees Island’s first nurse practitioner primary care clinic

Nexus Primary Care Clinic opened in late June in south end

Nanaimo RCMP ask for help finding missing 19-year-old

Haley Murphy has not been seen since Tuesday, June 30, say police

Learning outside the classroom suits VIU’s carpentry program just fine

Vancouver Island University has partnered with KSG Consulting Ltd. to provide hands-on learning

Nanaimo chef the Sensitive Vegan takes tongue-in-cheek approach to serious cooking

Jesse Rubboli creates cassava-based recipes and shares them via YouTube and on social media

Resident helps man in distress in Departure Bay in the middle of the night

Seven-foot-tall resident able to wade out far enough to help ‘frantic’ man in the water

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, advocates say

There are provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws that make workers immune from prosecution, but not from arrest

Liberal party finished 2019 having spent $43 million, raised $42 million

All political parties had until midnight June 30 to submit their financial reports for last year

B.C. teacher loses licence after sexual relationships with two recently-graduated students

The teacher won’t be allowed to apply for a teaching certificate until 2035

Most Read