At All-School Meeting on Friday, February 9, MBS celebrated the Lunar New Year with help from the Ma Yong Performing Arts Group, who led the students in an interactive lion and dragon dance ceremony, adding cultural richness to the School’s festivities.
Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is a vibrant and joyous celebration marking the beginning of the lunar calendar. This culturally significant event is observed by various East Asian communities and is characterized by a rich tapestry of traditions and customs. As families come together to welcome the new lunar year, the atmosphere is filled with excitement and hope. Festivities typically span several days, including colorful parades, dragon and lion dances, traditional music and dance performances, and elaborate feasts featuring symbolic dishes.
Bright red lanterns, decorations, and clothing dominate the landscape, symbolizing good luck and prosperity. Central to the celebrations is giving red envelopes containing money, a gesture believed to bring blessings and ward off evil spirits. Lunar New Year is a time of renewal, reflection, and forging bonds with loved ones as communities come together to usher in the promise of a prosperous and harmonious year ahead.