Happy New Year, everyone! January 1st in the United States of America is traditionally a time to set goals for the year, make resolutions, and turn over a new leaf in life. But, did you know that not everyone celebrates the new year on January 1st?
One of the biggest celebrations is the Lunar New Year in Asia, where many countries like China, Vietnam, and Korea celebrate the new year later in January or February. This year, Lunar New Year is on February 14th--the same as Valentine's Day!
Another familiar new year celebration is the Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashanah, which occurs in September. As a religious holiday, there are many rituals and traditions associated with Rosh Hashana.
You can read all about the American New Year, Lunar New Year, and Rosh Hashanah at the library! The new book display has information about all three holidays.
While you're looking at the displays, why not pick up a book about Martin Luther King, Jr.? Next Monday is a holiday to remember him. We also have books on the display about outdoor sports to play during winter as well as lots of indoor activities to keep you entertained during the cold weather!