Wellesley Middle School’s Chinese Culture Club organized a Chinese New Year celebration to promote cultural awareness. Students were invited to try their hand at chopsticks and calligraphy, observe a Kung Fu demonstration and ribbon dancing, watch movies, sample some food, and other activities.
According to the Chinese zodiac, it’s the Year of the Horse. Those born in such a year (the last few were 2002, 1990, and 1978) are said to be a bit horsey themselves, presenting to the world as lively, energetic, and independent.
Want to honor the Year of the Horse by keeping one in your backyard? The Town of Wellesley says fine, IF you can get the go-ahead from the Board of Health, and your abutting neighbors, and anyone else in town who cares to chime in during a public hearing regarding the matter.
If that sounds like a lot of work, maybe you’re best off just admiring them as you drive past Hunnewell Farm or reading about them at Rantings of a Horse Mom.