Chinese New Year: the dog
Its the Year of the dog!
The 2018 Chinese New Year began on Friday, February 16th. The celebrations lasted for over two weeks. Chinese New Year takes place on a different date each year because it is based on the lunar calendar, normally falling between January 21st and February 20th.
The global celebrations are an explosion of light and sound, involving bell ringing, lighting firecrackers and watching traditional lion dances. Chinese families gather together for a reunion dinner on New Year’s Eve, and clean their houses to sweep away bad fortune on New Year’s Day. Traditionally, kids would be given red envelopes stuffed with ‘lucky money’ and positive wishes on New Year’s Day.
Montfort students celebrated the Chinese New Year with their families. The team of teachers, led by Miss Eva Laoshi, prepared a very fun day to celebrate the 2018 Chinese New Year and to learn about this millenary culture.
We participated in traditional Chinese games, represented a Kung Fu exhibition and there has even been a candy artist making lollipops with colorful shapes!
In our Facebook page you can see the live videos we broadcasted during the celebrations.