The Lunar New Year
February 17, 2007
Lots of people—in China, Vietnam, the U.S., and many other places—celebrate the lunar new year, which begins on February 18th, and the publisher Kane/Miller posts a lovely New Year's greeting at its site. If you're looking for additional children's books to share about the holiday, visit the Edge of the Forest journal and the blog A Wrung Sponge for recommendations.
I like the counting book Ten Mice for Tet (Chronicle Books, 2003). With colorful embroidered illustrations and a helpful afterword, the picture book is a good introduction to the Vietnamese celebration.
Happy new year!
Correction 2/18/07: Thinking mistakenly that yesterday was the 18th, I wrote that the Lunar New Year started on Saturday. That was wrong, and I apologize. The Year of the Boar starts today, Sunday, 2/18. I corrected the information in the post.
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