February 12th, 2021
Today is your last day to book appointments for grad photo retakes. They are taking place on Tuesday when we get back from our long weekend. Book your appointment today in student services or in the main office.
Dalhousie’s Women in Tech Day for female-identifying and non-binary high school students is going virtual! This event will introduce you to the possibilities offered through a career in technology. If you have an interest in technology, problem solving, leadership, teamwork, communication, working with others or helping the world on both a local and global level, join us for this exciting exploration. It will take place on Tuesday Feb. 16th from 12:30-3pm. Please see Ms. Munroe or Ms. Rose to register.
Saint Mary’s University will be putting on a virtual visit on Wednesday Feb 17th at 11:30 am in Room 225. They will be talking about programs, admission info and scholarships and also waiving their application fee. If you are interested please sign up in Student Services.
Halifax Regional Fire &Emergency are hosting a VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION on February 16th at 2pm. If you would like more information, please see the poster in Student Services or register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rugby GIRLS: There will be girls’ rugby from 4 to 6 each Monday and Wednesday in the gym.
Hey Eagles, swing by the council room today at lunch for some candy kebabs for only $1! All proceeds go towards AIDS awareness and research!
We will be starting a lunch hour band program for students every Tuesday at 12:15 in the Music room with Mr. MacKay from HRA Music East. If you are interested and forgot your instrument, please see Mr. MacKay in the Music room at the beginning of lunch break.
Music Students extra help: The Music Room will also be opened for students during lunch break on Wednesday for students who wish to play, practice or get help with their music.
Yearbooks are on sale for only $50! You buy them in the main office with cash or online via our website. We place the order with the company before we go on March break and only order enough books to fill those who order now. They will arrive sometime in June.
Yearbook committee will be meeting today at lunch.
In the caf: Hamburgers and taters today!
Happy Lunar New Year!
Friday, 12 February, 2021 is “Chinese New Year,” one of the globe’s biggest annual celebrations as a fifth of humanity celebrate with rice cakes and dumplings despite it being a mostly virtual event this year.
However, as well as also being called “Spring Festival” it’s also referred to as “Lunar New Year.”
‘Chinese New Year’ vs ‘Lunar New Year’
“Chinese New Year” or “Lunar New Year?” While the former refers to the event in China, the latter—and another term, “Spring festival”—is used to recognise the fact that the event is celebrated all over Asia, not just in China. Lunar New Year is celebrated in Vietnam as Tết, as Losar in Tibet and as Solnal in Korea.
When is Lunar New Year in 2021?
The Lunar New Year 2021 date is Friday, February 12. What determines its date? Chinese New Year 2021 starts on the day after the first New Moon that falls between January 21 and February 20 each year—which this year occurred on Thursday, February 11, 2021—and ends on the first full Moon of the lunar calendar two weeks later. This new year begins on February 12, 2021 and ends on January 31, 2022.
What is the Lunar New Year animal for 2021?
The Lunar New Year 2021 animal is the Ox. Each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac (literally “circle of animals”), which is based on the Moon and has a 12 year cycle. Interestingly, so does the planet Jupiter, which takes about 12 years to orbit the Sun. However, there is also a cycle of five elements—wood, fire, earth, metal and water—which together creates a 60 year cycle. So in 2021 it’s the “Year of the Metal Ox,” which hasn’t happened for 60 years.
The Ox represents the first year of the 12-year zodiacal cycle, with 2020 being the “Year of the Metal Rat.”