0 Post a comment Thursday, 14 February 2019 - Community News GETTING to grips with noodles was just one of the fun events mounted at Toad Hall Nursery, Haslemere, to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Team leader Tasha Carter said: “The pre-school room Owls have been learning about the Chinese New Year. “We turned our role play area into a Chinese restaurant and added lots of resources for the children to explore. “We cooked some noodles to serve to each other, and we had fun using chopsticks. “We have been talking about the traditions of Chinese New Year and practised doing some Chinese writing.“We have also been doing chopstick painting and drawing pictures of pigs, too.”2019 is the Year of the Pig. According to folklore, it is the last of the zodiac animals after oversleeping and arriving late to the great meeting to which all of the creatures were summoned by the Jade Empreror.People born in one of the years of the pig – most recently … [Read more...] about Chinese new year offers food for thought
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If you braved the cold to browse Moscow’s Christmas markets, chances are that aside from the requisite matryoshkas and Gradfather Frosts adorning almost every stall, you noticed the presence of one particular animal: the pig. Pigs, you probably thought, are not particularly Christmasy. So why were they so prominent? Simple: 2019 is the Chinese Year of the Pig. Russia gets a third New Year?Russia celebrates two New Years based on the Julian and Gregorian calendars: New Year (January 1) and Old New Year (January 14). And then there is one more -- Chinese New Year, which starts between the end of January and mid-February.Stanislav Lisichenko is the founder of the Moscow restaurant chain Chinese News, which has four locations across the city. Since he opened his first restaurant, Lisichenko told The Moscow Times that Chinese New Year has “definitely become more popular” among Russians of all generations. He added that Moscow is late to the party, since the … [Read more...] about New Year, Old New Year and Chinese New Year
CHINESE New Year is always a feast for the eyes, from the incredible firework displays to beautiful colourful dragons, and hundreds of lanterns. One of best thing about the celebration is that there are many ways to get involved (and indulge in some arts and crafts) by DIY-ing your own decorations. Here's some inspiration... How do lanterns play a role in the Chinese New Year and how can I make one? Lanterns are a huge part of the Chinese New Year, and it's quite normal for thousands to adorn big cities during the period. Lanterns play a big role on the last day of the Chinese New Year celebrations (which typically last 15 days): The Lantern Festival or Spring Lantern Festival. Here, people let off lanterns which can symbolise people letting go of their past selves and getting new ones. You can buy Chinese lanterns on websites like eBay, or otherwise, you can make your own: we love this easy tutorial from ChinaFamilyAventure.com. What are the best origami figures to make for … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year 2019 crafts – from lanterns to origami and dragons
February sees the beginning of the Chinese New Year, and this year the people of Cork are being invited to experience the rich tradition and rituals around it, writes Helen O’Callaghan.One thousand candles lighting in a chapel, feeding lettuce to a lion and determining whether your Chinese sign of the Zodiac might be in conflict with this year’s ruling sign of the Pig — it’s all part of how Chinese New Year will be celebrated in Cork on Monday.Nano Nagle Place and Cork Chinese Esoteric Buddhist School, supported by Cork City Council, are hosting Cork’s first official Chinese New Year Festival."It’s very exciting, it’s open to everybody to engage in and it’s free," says Kieran O’Connell, social inclusion development worker at Cork City Council Community and Enterprise Section. “The aim is to open up Chinese culture to Cork people and to show local Chinese people: ‘We’re here and we’re supportive of … [Read more...] about Guiding light for Cork Chinese at beginning of New Year
Chinese New Year evokes images of vibrant parades, dragon floats and delicious food. In China and in countless other locations around the worlds, millions will welcome the Year of the Pig this Chinese New Year. But what is Chinese New Year and why is 2019 the Year of the Pig? Here’s everything you need to know about the Chinese holiday known as the Spring Festival: When is Chinese New Year? As it’s dependent on the lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year is celebrated on a different day every year. With that said however, it normally falls between January 31 and February 20. In 2019, the Chinese New Year will fall on Tuesday February 5. Festivities are expected to last until February 19, with New Year’s Eve on February 4 and New Year’s Day on February 5 being the most important celebrations. How is the Chinese New Year celebrated? The best way to describe it is a celebration of light and sound, with colourful parades and festivals. Chinese families gather together … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year 2019: When is it and why is it the year of the Pig?