January 26 was the beginning of the Chinese New Year. We read books about the Chinese New year, and books about the constellations and the Chinese zodiac. People celebrate with food, cleaning their house, giving oranges to friends and family, and they wish each other a prosperous new year.
We also made Chinese paper lanterns and painted the Ox symbol on the front of them. We painted the Ox symbol on our lanterns because this is the year of the Ox. In the Chinese zodiac Ricky (my brother) is the Ox so this is HIS year! So when I'm 12 it will be my year. I am the year of the Rabbit. The Chinese New year is very cool !