Monlu is enriched with several different types of people. A difference we are fondly proud of is, diversity in cultures. Monlu’s next event will be in honor if Asian culture. China to be more specific. Chinese New Year is coming soon, mark your calenders and set aside this date; Monday, January 23, 2012.
There will be a block party held in the middle of town. Mainstreet will be blocked off for the whole night.
There will be a Monlu stand, there you can either buy food or use your student or staff card. Other food, you’ll have to purchase with your own pocket money. Various free activities will be held. There will be live shows, such as children puppet shows, throughout the night at the South end of Mainstreet. North end will have constant music, ranging from live or DJ. Activities like face painting and fireworks.
The Lantern Festival. We’re aware that traditional Chinese New Year is a 15 day celebration. But Monlu will unfortunately condense it, unless you wish to do other wise. Which would would encourage. The lantern festival is purposed to make a new start for a new year. Its a time to forgive and find peace. People are warm and friendly towards one another. Everyone is encourage to bring a lantern or two to the festival. Although there be countless lanterns there, we’d like Monlu to participate in this activity. Various temples will be set up for lantern solving “parties”. Traditional people would write riddles, songs, poems, or other various things on there lanterns. We’d like you to write something on yours. Students who participate will receive extra credit.
Fun Fact. The Lantern Festival is also popularly referred to as Chinese Valentine’s Day. In the past, it was the only day of the year a single woman could go out (chaperoned) and be seen by eligible bachelors. Now, many single people gather at the Festival, and some play matchmaking games with the lanterns.