Chinese New Year - Year of the Tiger

Some of our students have been celebrating the Chinese New Year recently. One of our primary pupils even got the whole class involved with a little gift of a gold (chocolate) coin.
Here is an account from one of our secondary students of how they celebrated. “The day before we spent time with our grandparents, which is what we normally do. Then on the night before we have to spend time with all the family, and we have food like carrot cake. We then continue to celebrate on new years day with family and food.”
 
Chinese New Year fell on the 1st February this year but in China, the celebrations last for 16 days, starting on the eve of the New Year and finishing on the 15th day, on which the Yuan Xiao Festival takes place. This is when people release thousands of paper lanterns into the sky.
2022 is the Year of the Tiger, with the Tiger being known as the king of all beasts in China. The zodiac sign Tiger is a symbol of strength and braveness