Celebrating Chinese New Year in Philadelphia.

The Au Pair program introduces Au Pairs to American culture, but also they can learn about other cultures and celebrate holidays that are unique to Au Pairs countries.

This year we have five Au Pairs from China in the Philadelphia and NJ area Go Au Pair’s cluster. It would be a great opportunity to celebrate Chinese New Year in Philadelphia and learn from the Chinese Au Pairs about this special Holiday.

According to Wikipedia,“Chinese New Year is the most important traditional Chinese holiday, celebrated on the first fifteen days of the year of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name.”Happy new yearOn January 25, 2014, 1:00 pm we are going to Chinese New Year celebration at Penn Museum at 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA. There will be a wide variety of music and dance performances, Tai Chi and Shaolin-style Kung Fu demonstrations, calligraphy and tangram workshops, language presentations, children’s activities, plus arts and crafts among one of the finest collections of Chinese and Buddhist art in the United States, a drum roll, a roar, and the popular Grand Finale Lion Parade.

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After the museum, we will fest Chinese New Year and celebrate a few Au Pairs birthday with a host family, who lives in the center city of Philadelphia. Our Chinese Au Pair team will lead that party, teach us the traditions, and introduce us to special music and songs. They prepared many games and surprises. I am looking forward to celebrating Year of the Horse and learning firsthand how the Lunar New Year is celebrated in China. 

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