PUBLISHED: 16:26 07 January 2019 Sophie Barnett Pupils from Wilby Primary School celebrating Chinese New Year in 2018 and learning Chinese Ribbon Dances. Picture: ROISIN WISEMAN Find out what zodiac animal reigns 2019 and when people will be celebrating the Chinese New Year. Pupils from Wilby Primary School celebrating Chinese New Year in 2018 and enjoying a Chinese lunch, equipped with chopsticks. Picture: ROISIN WISEMANOn Tuesday, February 5 people will celebrate the annual event which is also commonly known as ‘Spring Festival’ and ‘Lunar New Year’. Chinese New Year occurs on a different date every year as it is based on the lunar calendar.This year the celebration lasts for two weeks finishing on Tuesday, February 19, however preparations begin earlier on Monday, January 28 until New Year’s Eve – this period is known as the ‘Little Year’.A lantern festival then takes place for four days after the New … [Read more...] about Will you be celebrating the Chinese New Year?
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A deadly and highly contagious virus is threatening pork production in China in the run-up to Chinese New Year, when demand for the country’s most commonly eaten meat is at its highest level. Over the past three months, African swine fever has spread to 12 Chinese provinces, an area home to more than half the country’s pig population. The virus, passed through contaminated feed or exposure to infected animals, has a near-100% fatality rate and there is no vaccine. On Monday, officials identified two new cases in the south, the first in that region. About 70,000 pigs have been culled so far to prevent the spread of the virus, according to the ministry of agriculture, and much of the country’s pig-producing provinces are on lockdown. The agriculture ministry said on Wednesday that it would ban the feeding of kitchen waste to pigs after linking the practice to the majority of the early cases. Beijing has not yet said how the diseaseentered the country, but the ministry … [Read more...] about African swine fever hits Chinese pork industry in run-up to New Year
PUBLISHED: 19:02 31 January 2014 Qualified martial arts teacher Heng Chen leads a Kung Fu class. Archant Children at Felsted Primary School celebrated Chinese New Year by practicing Kung Fu and Chinese arts and craft. Dylan and Olivia, both aged nine, show off their lucky red purses which they were given by Shivon.At the end of the day they were each presented with a lucky red Chinese envelope containing Chinese money. The workshop took place on Tuesday (January 29), prior to Chinese New Year, today (Friday, January 31). The workshops were hosted by Shivon Rong Chen, who taught the children how to make paper dragons and lanterns, while Kung Fu classes were taken by qualified martial arts teacher Heng Chen. … [Read more...] about Felsted pupils celebrate Chinese New Year in style!
From creamy curries and spicy stir fries to fragrant salads and sizzling seafood, Thai cuisine is famed for its hot, sour, sweet and salty flavours. The Songkran festival, also known as Thai New Year, takes place from April 13-15. Also known as Thailand Water Festival, the new year always takes place during the hottest time of the year and sees Thai people sprinkle water on their family members and elders for good fortune and pay their respects to images of the beloved Buddha. We've put together a guide to some of Surrey's top Thai restaurants for you to enjoy during the festivities and of course throughout the year. Read More Food you have to try around Surrey 1. Giggling Squid, Reigate (and other locations) The simple, rustic, fresh food of Thailand. From street food to coastal specialities, eat at Giggling Squid for startling flavours, amazing colours and original textures. Address: High Street, Reigate, RH2 9AE. To book a table, call 01737 222271 2. New Dorking Cantonese, … [Read more...] about Celebrate Thai New Year at one of these authentic restaurants
A STUNNING model left "looking like the Joker" after a devil dog mauled her face has vowed to bounce back. Suzel Mackintosh, 23, was attacked by a Staffordshire-pit bull cross on New Year's Eve. Doctors gave her emergency surgery, but her injuries mean she is unable to lift her upper lip due to muscle damage. Talking to the Daily Star, Suzel said: "I patted the dog and it just went for me. I fell back and I could feel my nose hanging off." The blonde beauty is originally from Perth, Australia but lives in London. She was attacked as she visited pals back in the remote camping region of Pemberton arena, Australia. She added: "I went to get something from the car and it jumped on my face. I did nothing to provoke it." Now she is hoping to relaunched the career she feared had been snatched from her. But she has also been targeted by cruel online trolls over her scars. She said: "One guy wrote, 'did you have to many d***s shoved in there on Friday night?' MOST READ IN NEWSFIEND'S BOILING … [Read more...] about Model left ‘looking like the Joker’ after a devil dog mauled her face on New Year’s Eve