Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year was celebrated around the world on the weekend.  It’s the year of the wood horse.  Sydney celebrated with a parade of horses galloping through the city centre.  People born this year are strong-minded, energetic and sociable.  Being the year of the wood horse means those horsey beings will have more energy and the year will gallop along.

Chinese New Year lasts two weeks and ends with a Lantern Festival – this year on February 14th.  The New Year marks the beginning of the Chinese Spring Festival which is described as the grandest and most important festival for the Chinese people.  They are given 7 days off to celebrate.  The Festival originated during the Stang Dynasty (17-11C BC) and celebrates family reunion and the newness of spring.  Happy Chinese New Year!

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