Chinese New Year – Riya Jaldu

My name is Riya Jaldu. I am in third grade. My favorite thing to do is draw and make art. My favorite is dog (or puppy). I live in Fresco, Texas. My drawing is based on Chinese New Year.I chose because I love making designs. I knew I should have used my designing skills and made beautiful lanterns. The dragon is only good because I practiced. So, don’t look at this and say ” I wish I could draw like that”. You should say, ” Cool, I know if I practice one day I will be good like her.



Chinese New year also called as Lantern festival is an important festival celebrated by Chinese. It is also called Lantern festival because on that day thousands of lanterns are lit and released in the sky. And lots of people gather to see the dragon parade.It is their tradition. This festival celebrated between January 21 and February 20 according to Lunar calendar.

I have a friend who is Chinese, we studied together in 1st grade in my old school. Now she is in 3rd grade just like me. She said that each year is marked by one of the chinese Zodiac animals like, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Boar, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, and Snake.

Chinese New year reminds me of Diwali because of the lights ( lanterns). The part that I would enjoy watching is the the lanterns float to the sky. I would really want to celebrate this festival because it would be cool to see the parades go down the street.





12 Replies to “Chinese New Year – Riya Jaldu

  1. Very nicely written and drawn Riya!! So proud of you! How old are you again?!! ☺️
    Love and hugs!!

  2. Riya, this is wonderful! Isn’t it cool to learn about other culture’s holidays? You are becoming such a great writer and artist. Keep up the good work!

  3. This is so awesome Riya! The Lantern Festival sounds amazing! I bet the lanterns are beautiful. I love your drawing. You are a RockSTAR!

  4. Very well written and composed article Riya. I really like the way you have expressed why you chose Dragon not Lantern. I learnt new things about chinease new year which I did not know before.

    Keep writing and having fun with colors, you are blessed with drawing skills and coming up with abstract art.

    Wish you all the very best.

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