By Eve Talbott
The Times 

Making dumplings for the Lunar New Year at The Club

 

February 16, 2023

Genesee Smith

Noah Ferguson and Clive Bye participated in a Lunar New Year's activity at The Club, Dayton's afterschool program. The kids got to make a giant paper dragon and learn how to make traditional dumplings. Read the full story on page seven.

DAYTON-January 22nd was the first day of the Lunar New Year. For The Club's "Plus Delta After School Program" in Dayton, it was the start of a series of events for the kids to learn more about a holiday celebrated by more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. The Chinese calendar follows the monthly cycles of the Moon's phases, known as the lunar-solar cycles. Historically, in many Asian countries this time of year was celebrated to honor household and heavenly deities and ancestors. Some holiday activities based on folklore included setting off fireworks to scare off beastly entities that wan...



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