Teaching with Stamps: Primary resources for teaching America’s history and heritage.
It’s the Year of the Ram! If you were born in this or any Year of the Ram, you are sweet, gentle, and quiet, with a deep, introverted mind full of broad and whimsical thoughts. There’s a bit of confusion over the actual creature that defines this year, with the Chinese symbol yang (羊) merely identifying a “horned animal.” What do you prefer – a Year of the Ram? Year of the Sheep? Year of the Goat?
There’s a lot of history and heritage behind the Lunar New Year, with customs emerging every day to commemorate a culture that is millennia old. The most powerful holiday in the Asian community, Lunar New Year calls families and communities together much the same way Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa does here. Learn more about the Lunar New Year in the materials we’ve collected below!