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Gong Xi Fa Cai - Happy Chinese New Year
According to Chinese Astrology, each year is associated with an animal symbol occurring in a 12-year cycle. This year we celebrate the 8th year of the cycle.. The year of the Goat (yang). This is often referred to as the year of the sheep as well as there is no word in the Chinese language to distinguish between the 2 animals.
The celebrations for new year include the lion dance, fireworks, family gathering and sharing family feasts, visiting friends and relatives and the giving of 'red pockets' to the children with money in it.
Our celebrations at the centre included listening to Chinese New Year music/songs, dressing up in Chinese attire, making Chinese crafts and of course sharing a lovely Asian meal together. The children enjoyed being introduced to a different culture and seeing the difference to the culture we live in or the one practiced at home. It never ceases to amuse us how these cultural days excite and amaze the children.
According to Chinese teachings, the year of the 'Yang' heralds a year of promise and prosperity and as such Aurora staff and management wish you just that this year.. May you be prosperous & successful.