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The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place.

 In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth.

Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well.

St. Joseph's College Celebrates the Year of the Pig

We started this years’ Chinese celebration with a party in the library on Tuesday February 5th.  It was well attended by all the students at the school.

On Friday February 8th, we continued our celebration and had our Chinese New Years’ assembly.  Dr. Lien Chao  was the master of ceremonies for the event. She talked to the students about the history of the lunar year celebrations.  Irene Hung and Peter Lo presented a demonstration of Tai Chi for the students. We were lucky to have Da Hua Zhao a professional dancer who performed a beautiful dance for the audience.  Then, student volunteers were asked to dance a Chinese folk dance. The assembly was ended by the all the students and teachers doing a dragon dance, encouraging good energy for the new year.  

In period 4, Peter Lo taught Tai Chi to the Ms. HIncapie’s class.  

Irene Hung, and Dr. Lien Chao taught Chinese brush painting to Mr. Sabyan’s class, where students tried their hand at creating pigs, in recognition of the year of the pig.

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