It is important for our young children to realize that there are other places around the world that celebrate events just like we do here in the United States, one being the Lunar New Year.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Best Buy!
At school my first grade colleagues and I take a few weeks out of the year to talk about celebrations from all over the world. It is important for our young children to realize that there are other places around the world that celebrate events just like we do here in the United States. One of those celebrations that we talk about is the Lunar New Year.
Interesting Lunar New Year Facts
When teaching young kids about Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year) I find it helpful to pull some interesting facts to share with them that I think they will enjoy. Here are a couple interesting facts about the Lunar New Year.
- It is a major Chinese holiday. In countries and territories that have high populations of Chinese, Chinese New Year is also celebrated. Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines are only a few.
- The exact date of Chinese New Year changes each year. This year the Lunar New Year begins on February 8th.
- It’s a popular time for spring cleaning.
- Each year of the Chinese New Year calendar is named after an animal. This is a 12 year cycle. Once the 12 year cycle is over the animal list begins again. The list in order is: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. This year is the year of the monkey!
- As the longest festival in the Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year can last as many as 15 days. Children take an entire month off of school!
- Children receive red envelopes full of money. The amount they receive is usually an even number and cannot be divisible by four.
- Street fairs are very popular and they often have dancing dragons.
Now Best Buy is making those little red envelops even more special with branded gift cards! Why not celebrate the Lunar New Year in a whole new way. Best Buy is honoring this Asian celebration with a special new gift card that you can purchase between now and February 13th, 2016.
Lunar New Year Gift Card
You can order your gift card several different ways. You can have a gift card shipped to your address or you can go online and scroll to the right on this link until you see the red giftcard with the two Koi fish: (under the “Holiday” tab).
To celebrate the Lunar New Year throughout the year check out Best Buy’s Chinese Happy Birthday e-Gift Card under the “Birthday” tab.
Happy Lunar New Year!