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Jordan High to Host Chinese New Year

Jan 26, 2016 03:43PM ● By Julie Slama

By Julie Slama | [email protected]

Sandy - Lion dance, monkey masks, calligraphy, egg rolls and chopsticks all will be a part of the Chinese New Year celebration that will be held at Jordan High School.

The event that will celebrate the Year of the Monkey will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27 in the school’s commons and main gymnasium. Admission is $2 for students and community members with the option to purchase egg rolls and pot stickers for $1.

“Chinese New Year is a Chinese celebration that has become global and lots of people can appreciate and learn the culture and try activities here,” Jessie Peng, Jordan High and Corner Canyon High teacher and Chinese club adviser, said.

The event will include about 15 stations that may include paper cutting, Chinese painting, learning the Chinese calendar, Chinese musical instruments, Chinese yo-yos, Chinese characters, making masks and other various activities that will allow students and their families, as well as community members, a chance to experience firsthand some of China’s culture, Peng said.

She also said that there will be performances in the gymnasium by Jordan’s band program, choir singing in Chinese and dancers performing the Dragon Dance.

Last year’s event was held at Corner Canyon High, with about 300 people in attendance.

The event is co-sponsored by both Jordan High and Corner Canyon High in Draper. In addition, Peng has extended an invitation to other dual immersion schools in Canyons School District to participate in hosting an activity and invited all schools to attend.

Peng invites any community group that wants to participate in the Chinese New Year event to contact her at [email protected]