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Chinese New Year Day

Chinese New Year

On Friday 9th February we celebrated the Year of the Dog in Year 2.  Everybody wore red or yellow for good luck and we learned lots about the traditions followed in China to celebrate new year.  During the week leading up to our Chinese New Year day we made dragon masks using papier mache and painted these carefully with bright colours and flowers to represent the start of spring. We wore these to perform our very own dragon dances.

We started the day by making 'Happy New Year' flags to decorate our classroom and we used our cooking skills to chop, slice and grate the vegetables needed to make spring rolls.  Did you know that it is believed to be good luck to eat spring rolls on Chinese New Year because they look like bars of gold and it is beleived eating them will bring you wealth that year?

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