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    Chinese New Year Dragon Parade at Drake Elementary
    The Year of The Horse
    The 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.