Get Set For Chinese New Year 2014

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Get Set For The Year Of The Horse.

With the Chinese New Year 2014 looming get set to teach your students, keeping them interacted both physically and mentally.

The important Chinese event is celebrated on the first day of the year due to the Chinese calendar. As the calendar consists of both Gregorian and lunar-solar calendar systems. Each year the new moon obit changes and Chinese New Year can vary between late January and mid-February.

The source of Chinese New Year is centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. The festival was a time to honour deities as well as ancestors.

Chinese New year is celebrated in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and other Chinatowns around the world.

Traditionally a Chinese New Year celebration consists of family gatherings with a reunion dinner. Every family cleans the household, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red colour paperclips and couplets, with popular themes of ‘good fortune, happiness, wealth or longevity’

Other activities like Chinese ribbon dancing, mask making, firecrackers (fireworks) and given money in red envelopes are common.

If you want to teach students the history of China though interactive and stimulating Chinese dance workshops during the Chinese New Year 2014 – free phone 2020 Effect 0800 471 4983 today.