Plaza Voices: Year of the Bronco

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Chinese calligraphy for horse Cover of book on Chinese New Year

As Colorado prepares for the Super Bowl this weekend, another important celebration is also taking place to celebrate the horse. Known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, thousands will celebrate the Year of the Horse beginning on January 31, 2014.

Unlike other new year celebrations, the Lunar New Year is celebrated over 15 days through many traditions and customs. One common practice is to clean your house before the new year begins to get rid of "bad fortune" and make way for incoming luck. Another activity is to decorate homes and windows with paper cut-outs celebrating themes of good fortune, longevity, wealth, and happiness. Finally, not unlike other holidays, this is a time for all to celebrate and have a good time with family and friends.

Do you want to join the festivities? Woodbury Branch Library will feature activities next week celebrating the Lunar New Year. Learn some Chinese, make some lanterns, and meet new people!

To learn more, check out resources available at the Denver Public Library.

Famous Horse Zodiacs: Louisa May Alcott, Chopin, Davy Crockett, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Sandra Day O'Connor, Rembrandt, Teddy Roosevelt, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Streisand, Cindy Crawford, Cynthia Nixon, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, Jason Biggs, Jackie Chan, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, Leonard Bernstein, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Rembrandt, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Watson, Josh Hartnett, Katie Holmes, Kristen Stewart, Kobe Bryant, Genghis Khan, Emperor Kangxi and Yongzheng of China’s Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911)

--with Kelly H. and Will C., Woodbury Branch Library

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Comments

Happy New Year and good luck to our team!

Super Bowl, here we come!!

It's the year of the horse - go Broncos. :)

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