Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is China’s most important festival for families. In China, It’s still very wintry, but the holiday marks the end of the coldest days. People welcome spring and what it brings along: planting and harvests, new beginnings and fresh starts. GIS is one with the world as we celebrate this festivity all wearing the lucky color. The color red symbolizes the hope of prosperity, joy, and happiness in the Chinese society. Everybody enjoyed the celebration as Teacher (Chinese teacher Pat) demonstrates the traditional way of preparing hot oolong tea. The atmosphere was also hyped up as red envelopes were given to deserving students who gave correct answers to questions about the Chinese New Year.