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Chinese New Year 2020 - 新年快乐 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Happy New Year: 新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè)

From 25 January and for 15 consecutive days (with the first 3 being most important) it is time to welcome in the year of the rat.

In the Chinese zodiac rats represent wisdom.  A child born in the Year of the Rat is instinctive, adaptable and popular in social interaction. They will grow up to have qualities that will make them excellent in business. .

Each year has a corresponding animal from the Chinese zodiac. In 2018 it was the year of the dog and in 2019 it was 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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