Year of the Ox
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DCS Montessori lower elementary students were immersed in cultural studies learning about the Lunar New Year. There are 12 different animals that cycle each year representing different characteristics and personality traits of the Chinese zodiac calendar. This year is the Year of the Ox, which represents agriculture. Those born during the Year of the Ox are thought to be hard working, humble, intelligent and reliable. They also expect others to keep their word and do what they say they will do and to stay within their boundaries. The Lunar New Year is considered one of the most important holidays in several Eastern Asian countries and falls anytime from mid-January to mid-February.