Chinese New Year 2017 celebrations begin on January 27th, New Years Eve and will end on February 2nd. The Chinese calendar has an animal to represent each lunar year and this year is the Year of the Rooster.
On Thursday 26th January, we welcomed Jaymina De Silva into school to educate our children on this important Festival. They learned that the New Year is celebrated with traditional dragon and lion dances,the ringing of bells and the lighting of fireworks . It is a date when families get together. Children are given money in lucky red envelopes and houses are cleaned and decorated with banners and red lanterns.
Mrs De Silva held workshops in Y1,2,3,4,5,6 classes on mask making,paper dragons,orgami,calligraphy and Mandarin.