Tufts Medical Center welcomes Year of the Snake

Josiah Quincy Elementary students watch the Gung Ho Club perform the lion dance at Tufts Medical Center’s Chinese New Year celebration. (Image by Ling-Mei Wong.)

Josiah Quincy Elementary students watch the Gung Ho Club perform the lion dance at Tufts Medical Center’s Chinese New Year celebration. (Image by Ling-Mei Wong.)

 

By Ling-Mei Wong

 

Tufts Medical Center celebrated the Year of the Snake with lion dances, instrumental performances and traditional dances by Josiah Quincy Elementary School students on Feb. 13.

The Gung Ho Club performs the lion dance at Tufts Medical Center’s Chinese New Year celebration. (Image by Ling-Mei Wong.)

The Gung Ho Club performs the lion dance at Tufts Medical Center’s Chinese New Year celebration. (Image by Ling-Mei Wong.)

The Gung Ho Club performed the lion dance and scattered candy, to the delight of the students. A cabbage was “eaten” and flung as well.

“Lettuce means good luck,” said Sherry Dong, director of community health improvement programs, Tufts Medical Center. “We’re going to have a lot of that this year.”

Josiah Quincy Elementary string performance at Tufts Medical Center’s Chinese New Year celebration. (Image by Ling-Mei Wong.)

Josiah Quincy Elementary string performance at Tufts Medical Center’s Chinese New Year celebration. (Image by Ling-Mei Wong.)

Josiah Quincy Elementary students performed a tea-picking dance and a crimson scarf dance. The program closed with a string performance by the school’s music program.

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About Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美

Editor of the Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England 舢舨報紙總編輯。舢舨是全紐英倫唯一的中英雙語雙週報。
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