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Sioux City's Clark Elementary students celebrate Chinese New Year

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Clark Elementary students brought this dragon through the parade to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Clark Elementary students brought this dragon through the parade to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

The Chinese New Year officially starts on Monday. Students from Clark Elementary have been studying many Chinese customs and traditions to get ready.

Students built a dragon, lanterns, and played instruments while parading through the school's hallway and through its courtyard.

The third graders were the first class to celebrate, but other grades will be celebrating next week.

"The classrooms have learned that the Chinese New Year is celebrated for 15 days and that the actual New Year starts on the 10th and so this is an early kick off," said Angie Swanson, one of the organizers.

After their parade, the third graders got a chance to sample different Chinese dishes. Some students even tried to use chopsticks.

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