To celebrate the beginning of Chinese New Year, Jessica and Beatrix in our Reception class are wearing beautiful traditional Chinese dress this mroning and have distributed red packets to all their classmates.
The colour of red symbolises energy and good fortune for Chinese – and red packets are traditionally given to children as new year gifts to bring good luck for the coming year.
The new year, also known as the Spring Festival, changes its date from year to year according to the Chinese calendar. Festivities continue for two weeks, until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the new year.
We would like to wish all our families and friends a very happy Chinese New Year 2016 – and a special thank you to Beatrix and Jessica and their parents for helping us to celebrate in style!