Happy Chinese New Year!

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Carol, Catherine, Tina and Davide

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year and Spring Festival, is celebrated on the first day of the lunar calendar, which is the traditional Chinese calendar. In China there is a 7 day holiday, usually to be spent with family, having new year’s dinner together and preparing for the new year, involving many traditional activities. In 2023, Chinese New Year is celebrated on the 22nd of January.

The Year of the Rabbit
Every year of the lunar calendar corresponds to a zodiac. There are 12 zodiacs in total and they take turns each year, in the order of rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, chicken, dog and pig. This originates from an ancient myth where animals raced each other and that is the order they finished the race. According to that order, 2023 will be the year of the rabbit.

Snack Sale at School
In order to celebrate the Chinese New Year and spread Chinese culture, a few Chinese students at school organised a typical Chinese snack sale on the 19th and 20th of January, 2 days before New Year’s day. It is a great opportunity for students to get to know about Chinese culture and taste many delicious snacks. The event  proved a success, as it was very popular among the students and staff.

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