Chinese New Year at Highland

From the Star Tribune

Free on Friday? Well, here’s something. On February 5th, 2016, Highland will be hosting a 2016 Chinese New Year celebration organized by the Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy and the Highland Park Middle. Taking place at the Highland Park Sr auditorium, this event will last between 6pm-8pm. The celebration will include a performance and a carnival. Worried that the late night event will leave you feeling hungry? They’ve got that covered as desserts will be served after the performance. However, the actual date of the Lunar new year is on Monday February 8th, 2016. This will mark the first day of the year of the Red Monkey which is the ninth animal in the Chinese Zodiac.

The “red” part of the year represent fire which originates from the Five Elements incorporated into the Chinese calendar. Red is also considered to be a very lucky color in the Chinese culture. Chinese New Year will last for a total of 15 days

People born in the year of the Monkey includes the years: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, and 2028.

According to, people born in the year of the Monkey are ambitious (and competitive), smart, yet mischievous, and are associated with activity and adventure. With the year of the Red Monkey, people will be dealing with more financial problems. It is also advised that this year people should be more aware of their actions before making any abrupt changes with anything contributing to money, careers, and relationships.

Location of the event? Highland Park Senior HS: 1015 South Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55116



  1. Everybody must watch…..

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