In terms of chronological order, I should have included Chinese New Year before Valentines Day so I thought I would put it in now as I know I will be coming back to Valentines Day anyway.
I love learning about how different cultures from around their world celebrate their holidays and Chinese New Year is one of my favourites. There is so much to see, do, taste and experience and sharing it with my 5 yr old is a treat.
Chinese New Year will begin on 23 January 2012 which marks the start of the Year of the Dragon. The year will be 4710 on the Chinese Calendar. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival. Do you know which Zodiac Animal you are? See here on Topmarks.co.uk to find out… I was born in the year of the Tiger 🙂
There are loads of really fun Arts and crafts for kids to partake in for the Chinese New Year celebrations. Here are a few that I think are fun and educational (Click on the headings to visit the various websites)
And just for fun…
The Chinese New Year tradition is to reconcile, forget all grudges and sincerely wish peace and happiness for everyone.
Some things of beauty to behold in the spirit of Chinese New Year…
I could go on forever because there is a wealth of information and imagery to share, but I think I have covered most aspects. Happy Chinese New Year 🙂 Enjoy x