They celebrate Chinese New Year in schools these days, and what a good idea that is. In kindergarten we made dragon masks and fireworks and paper lanters and red envelopes, and did Chinese handwriting worksheets and painted caligraphy in watercolors and gold paint... all kinds of fun stuff! It made me remember getting to see all those things for real in Hong Kong, which I hadn't thought about for years. I even brought out the lion dance head that I got when I was ten or so, and showed it off to the class to great acclaim. All the Chinese was quite a hit with a certain portion of the class; a few of them did alot better with handwriting in Chinese than they do in English!