Celebrating the Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year began Feb. 14 this year. To celebrate 2010 -- the Year of the Tiger -- the Ha Family Lion Troupe visited Oltman Middle School on Feb. 19 to share "aspects of the Chinese culture with students and staff," according to a press release. The Chinese New Year celebration is a time for family reunions, visiting friends and closing out the old year, said Chloe Lu, Oltman Mandarin language teacher. The festivities traditionally are celebrated for 15 days, Lu said.