Spring Festival Friday
April 11th from 3:00-5:00pm
We would like to celebrate Spring 2014 with old and new friends. According to another tradition in the United States, 2 February, Candlemas, can be regarded as the start of spring if it is mild (Groundhog Day). The US spring season can also be regarded as beginning on the day after Presidents’ Day (the Tuesday after the third Monday in February) and ending on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend (the Friday before the last Monday in May). Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival. In Ireland spring traditionally starts on 1 February, St Brigid’s Day, although Irish meteorologists consider the whole of February to be part of winter.
Holi, the festival of colors, celebrated at the end of the winter season, is the most vibrant festival of colors celebrated by Hindus in India. People throw water and apply colored powders on each other.
In the ancient Jewish calendar the month of Nisan was the original first month of the year. The Jewish holiday of Passover (פסח) is celebrated in the 15th of Nisan, and is also known as “The Spring Holiday” (חג האביב). The State of Israel holds during the spring three national holidays: Yom HaZikaron LaShoah VeLaGevurah (Holocaust Memorial Day), Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers) and Yom Ha-Atzmaut (Independence Day).
We hope you can all join us to welcome and celebrate the Spring of 2014!
Parents Night Out will be Saturday, March 29th from 3:00pm -7:00pm.
Please email us or sign up with your child’s teacher.