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Chinese New Year ( Year of the PIG )

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2019-02-04 00:00:00
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2019-02-10 23:59:59

Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. Every year is represented by a zodiac animal sign. Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Spring

Festival or the Lunar New Year. Every year is represented by a zodiac animal sign. A Festival for Family – Chinese get together and enjoy family time. Chinese New Year is a time for families to be together. Wherever they are, people come home to celebrate the festival with their families. The New Year's Eve dinner is called "reunion dinner", and is believed to be the most important meal of the year.

Chinese New Year activities include:

  • Making offerings to household deities.
  • Wearing new clothes, particularly in red.
  • Hosting a large banquet for family and friends.
  • Taking part in lion and dragon dances, as well as festive parades featuring acrobatic demonstrations, beating gongs, and clashing cymbals.
  • Give money to family and friends in red envelopes.



Resources for Chinese New Year ( Year of the PIG )

Early Years Planning Brainstorm for Chinese New Year

Early Years Enhanced Planning Brainstorm for Chinese New Year This is an Early Years planning brainstorm to use as a starting point for provocation ideas to enable the environment. The planning seeks to spark children’s interests and excitement. Each document has a section on to add children’s interests and notes on previous observations based on development matters. This enabling environments spider planner shows independent challenges and ideas to enhance and set up provocations in continuous provision. You can use these as ideas to plan further with children by just writing over the top and putting on display.