_________________________ Chinese New Year
The Chinese festival marks the start of the new year, which begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice and ends on the full moon fifteen days later i.e., between 21 January and 20 February each year. It is marked by visits to family and friends, special meals, fireworks, and gift giving. It is also called the Spring Festival and is the is the most important festival in China and other Asian countries.
Chinese New Year zodiac signs are 12 animals that represent a repeating 12-year cycle based on the lunar calendar. The signs are in this order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. They begin/end at Chinese New Year (in January/February).
2023 is the year of the Water Rabbit, starting from 22nd January 2023 and lasting to 9th February 2024.
All classes at Riverside Bridge School celebrated the day by creating their own versions of red rabbit silhouettes and taking part into a classroom door competition.
The winners of the competition were: