As part of Chinese New Year celebrations, pupils in Year 6 led an assembly to tell us all about this very important festival.
Using stories, music, dance and puppets, they took us through how New Year is celebrated.
This year will be the year of the tiger. The tiger is referred to as ‘baishou zhi wang.’ or ‘the king of one hundred beasts. It is believed that a person who was born in the year of the tiger tend to be brave, strong, stubborn, playful and fearless with a strong sense of justice. If you were born in 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950 or 1938, you were born in the year of the tiger. Does this description sound like you?
We also learnt that people clean their houses to welcome in the new year. They decorate them with lots of red festive scrolls, paper-cuts and lanterns as red symbolises good health and good fortune. People gather with their families, buy new clothes and share delicious feasts. If you are lucky, you may also receive a red envelope, which are adorned with gold and contain money.
If you and your family are celebrating Chinese New Year, we wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year.
Gong Hei Fat Choy!