Chinese New Year at Step Forward Tuition
On February 1st 2022, Chinese New Year begins. Chinese New Year, also known as the spring festival, lasts for 2 weeks therefore ends on the 15th February. During the celebrations, people eat with family and friends, watch parades and pray for good fortune in the year ahead. The celebration is based on the second new moon rising after winter, occurring on any date between 21st of January and 20th of February. Many people travel thousands of miles to be able to celebrate with family and friends. People celebrating decorate their houses with red and gift children with money in red envelopes. They spend lots of money on this celebration as it is so important to them, they also receive a week of work.
This year it is the year of the tiger. Each year it is a different animal out of the 12 zodiac signs. They believe that children born in this year will be brave, competitive and strong. In China and Hong Kong, the new year greeting is “gong hei fat choy” which means “wishing you prosperity”. It is believed that the zodiac year that you were born in brings you bad luck.
This year, Step Forward Tuition are celebrating Chinese New Year with Chinese festival-based comprehensions, fun crafts such as making a Chinese dragon and even writing their work in red to celebrate. It is important to us that we celebrate and recognise every culture worldwide.