Greetings from the Director

The Year of the Dog

Dear Friends, 

February 16, 2018 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival. It is the most important holiday in Chinese culture and the celebration goes on for fifteen days, concluding with the Lantern Festival. 

According to the Chinese zodiac, this is the Year of the Dog, an animal that embodies loyalty, intelligence, and courage. Moreover, a dog’s barking is wongwong! in Chinese, a homonym of “prospering.” Therefore, the coming year is considered especially auspicious. 

We wish you and your loved ones a prosperous Year of the Dog and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

Michelle Yeh



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