Happy New Year: 新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè)
In February 2019 it is time to welcome in the year of the pig.
Pigs with their chubby faces and beautiful personalities are blessed with good fortune.
The Chinese New Year spans 15 days and starts from the first new moon of the year.
As it follows the moon, the date for the New Year changes each year but it generally falls between mid-January and mid-February.
Each year has a corresponding animal from the Chinese zodiac.
In 2018 it was the year of the dog and in 2019 it is the year of the pig.
The following article shares ideas for activities for celebrating the New Year with children, parents and grandparents and teachers in early childhood services.
It also tells you about the legend of a beast called Nian who would eat the crops, how Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated in families and the form that festivals today take.
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