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Year of the Dragon

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photo by Deborah Son
Food and luck is shared with loved ones during Lunar New Years.

Lunar New Year is the beginning of the year, celebrated mostly by people in parts of Asia, based on the lunar calendar. It is a time to honor ancestors, receive luck, and spend time with loved ones. The Lunar calendar is also known as the lung solar calendar, which combines both the solar and lunar calendars. While the dates of Lunar New Year range from January 21, to February 20, this year, it is on February 10, 2024. 

Christine Kim, a junior at Cypress High School said, “I’m going to spend quality time with my family!” 

The Year of the Dragon will start on February 10, 2024 and end on January 28, 2025. Traditionally, on the first day of Lunar New Year to the 15th day, celebrations occur including festivals and family gatherings. Gifts including red envelopes are a sign of passing on good luck and fortune. Lanterns are made, games are played, and food is made. 

Justin Vo, a junior at Cypress High School said, “I’m going to the Tết Festival and visiting a Temple. I’m also going to a night market.” The Tết Festival is the most important festival of the year in Vietnam. It is an opportunity to have extended family reunions and exchange gifts.

In different countries, Lunar New Year is called in various ways. In Vietnam, Lunar New Year is known as Tết. In Korea, it is known as Seollal. In China, it is known as Chūn Jié. This holiday is celebrated by people all around the world and cherished by many individuals. 

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Deborah Son, Editor-in-Chief
Hello! My name is Deborah Son and I am serving as the Editor-In-Chief. I have been in Journalism for three years now with a growing passion in writing. This year, I am excited to try new things and explore my interests. I enjoy watching movies and spending quality time with my family and friends. 
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