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Celebrating the Year of the Pig

On Sunday, February 3, many of our Asian students celebrated the New Year in downtown Halifax. The New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar. The date for celebrations changes from year to year. Many festivities continue until the 15th day of the New Year.

One of twelve animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac characterizes each New Year. This year, it’s the Year of the Pig, the twelfth animal in the cycle. The year of the Pig is believed to signify wealth and fortune. It is believed that if one is born in the Year of the Pig, then that person is very tolerant, patient and understanding. They also enjoy life and entertainment. Is the Year of the Pig your year? A rough guide includes 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019; future years will include 2031 and 2043.

Many KES students, from a variety of Asian countries and cultures, came together to celebrate the New Year. Students and teachers devoured a fantastic spread of traditional Chinese food at the Cheelin Restaurant. We enjoyed delicious food, but more importantly, great company and good cheer. Many thanks to Haoqian (Carson) Yang, head of our International Committee, and his team for organizing this awesome evening.

Sally Wride
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