Happy Chinese and Vietnamese New Year to all our families who celebrated on Saturday. We had a lovely assembly on Friday 27th where we unveiled our new dragon. Each child in the school had a part to play in making the huge dragon and he/she (we're not sure yet) will grace the back wall of the hall for some time to come. Thansk to Leah, Niamh, Komeera and tania who put the whole thing together. We will have a competition to give him a suitable name.
A special thanks to our parent, Maureen, who came into Second class and gave a presentation about Vietnam, which was very enjoyable and informative. She also helped the children to make beautiful red and yellow decorations and gave each child a traditional red envelope with chocolate coins inside.
It is, of course, the Year of the Rooster. This year will last until 15th February 2018. The New Year , also known as the Spring Festival is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date changes from year to year. The festivities usually start the day before the new year and continue until the Lantern Festival , the 15th day of the new year.
Each year is characterised by one of the 12 animals which appear in the zodiac. This year the Year of the Rooster.