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Chinese New Year takes center stage at Woodbury school

Royal Oaks Elementary students celebrated Chinese New Year on Feb. 15. Bulletin photo by Riham Feshir1 / 2
Royal Oaks Mandarin Chinese teacher Shen Fei leads the students in the "Happy Life Fan Dance." Bulletin photo by Riham Feshir2 / 2

Royal Oaks Elementary kids donned their Chinese costumes Friday, Feb. 15, to celebrate the most important holiday in Chinese culture.

The school, where Mandarin Chinese is taught, put on a program featuring students from various grades.

Parents packed the gym where students performed a lion dance, handkerchief dance, Taiji fan dance, umbrella dance and the 12 zodiac dance.

Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.