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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 2021 begins on Friday 12th February and lasts until Friday 26th February. This year is the Year of the Ox! People will greet each other saying 祝你牛年吉祥 which means "Wish you Ox year lucky." You can find out what the animal was the year you and your family were born here: https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/ 


Watch the videos to find out more about Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated. There are also some activities below for you to try! Enjoy and Happy New Year smiley

Fern (1F) and her family celebrate Chinese New Year and have kindly shared some photographs and information about their day yesterday on New Year's Eve! smiley


"We offered food to the ancestors which is traditionally done on New Year's Eve. Offering sacrifices to ancestors shows respect and piety. In addition, ancestral spirits are believed to protect their descendants and help them become prosperous. Many worship on New Year's Eve, to show that they are letting their ancestors "eat" first. Offerings of meat, wine, joss sticks, and joss paper are placed in front of the shrine/grave. We light incense sticks and open the doors in the house to invite spirits in, then wait for the sticks to burn out before we get to eat! The food never gets wasted, it is traditional to share. Fern also gets money from us in the red envelope!" 


All About Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year Information for Kids | Facts about Chinese New Year


Lots of delicious foods are eaten at Chinese New Year. Maybe you could try some! Have a look at the reciples in the booklet below or on this website : https://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/recipes/collections/chinese-new-year-recipes