Celebrating Chinese new Year at Warsaw Montessori School
This Friday, February 12 we celebrated Chinese New Year, in honor of the “Year of the Ox”. Each year we look forward to this day. It brings much excitement to our school. It is also a beautiful cultural event.
In the afternoon, we had a special lunch, Chinese style for all the children. No forks allowed…. We used chopsticks to enjoy our lunch! At the end of the meal we will all receive a fortune cookie.
All students wore clothing the color of red. Red is the lucky color to wear on Chinese New Year.
A little history of the Chinese zodiac sign, the Ox:
Having an honest nature, Oxen are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination. These reflect traditional conservative characteristics.
Women Oxen are traditional, faithful wives, who attach great importance to their children’s education.
For male oxen, they are strongly patriotic, have ideals and ambitions for life, and attach importance to family and work.
Having great patience and a desire to make progress, Oxen can achieve their goals by consistent effort. They are not much influenced by others or the environment, but persist in doing things according to their ideals and capabilities.
Before taking any action, Oxen will have a definite plan with detailed steps, to which they apply their strong faith and physical strength. As a result, people of the Ox zodiac sign often enjoy great success.