Chinese New Year Dragon Parade at Drake ElementaryThe Year of The HorseThe Chinese year 4712 began on January 31, 2014. It is a cultural belief that people born in each animal’s year would have some of that animal’s personality. Those born in horse years are: energetic, independent, impatient, and enjoy traveling. Drake students spent time studying the Asian culture. Students made a fantastic dragon in Art class with Mrs. Solecki and a dragon parade was held to celebrate this festive time. Chinese-American students at Drake led the celebration by wearing red clothes, playing instruments, and visiting each classroom to pass out red envelopes.