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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year marks the start of a new lunar year and falls in January or February. This year it is on Friday 12th February. It is a very special day and is celebrated with gifts, fireworks and dragon and lion dances and culminates on the 15th day with a lantern festival. It is thought to be largest annual human migration as Chinese people return home to spend time with their families.

 

Watch the video below to find out how it all began...

 

The Story of Chinese Lunar New Year

In this video, learn all about the traditions and legends that make Chinese Lunar New Year one of the most exciting times of the year.

CBeebies: Preparing For Chinese New Year - Let's Celebrate

Find out how Abbie and her brother help to prepare for the celebrations.

Here are lots of activities for you to try
Unfortunately a couple of these would need to be printed out but there are lots that you can do without printing...
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