Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year! 
Chinese New Year is a 15 day holiday. It starts on the first day of a new moon and ends on a full moon.

GoatThe Chinese calendar is lunar, this means it is based on the moon and the sun.

GoatThe date of Chinese New Year changes every year.

GoatChinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival.

According to chinese tradition, people born in a particular year will take on personality traits of the animal for that year. For example people born in the year of the goat are more likely to be polite, creative and clever.

GoatThe Chinese calendar follows a 12-year pattern with each year named after an animal.

Goat The animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

GoatTraditionally it was believed that if you cleaned your house for the New Year, it swept away all the bad luck and ensured good fortune for the year ahead.

GoatRed is a popular colour at the New Year because it is believed to frighten away evil spirits.

GoatCelebration foods include fish and a sticky fruit cake called Neen Gow or Nian Gow.

GoatIt is traditional to give red envelopes to members of your family during Chinese New Year. The envelopes often have money in them!

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