The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history and is the longest holiday of the year. In the 21st century, the national holiday begins on the first of the Lunar Calendar and lasts until the 15th of the first month. Kicking off the main festivities is the Little Year on January 28th, with the Spring Festival officially beginning February 5th (February 4th is New Year’s Eve) and ending with the Lantern Festival on February 19th. This year is the year of the Pig! Pigs have a beautiful personality, are hard workers and are blessed with good fortune in life. We anticipate learning about the many cultures throughout our history by sharing this information in our classrooms.