Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese year. Each year it is celebrated on a different date.

In 2006 it was on 29th January. In 2007 it was on February 18th. Each Chines year is named after an animal. 2006 was the year of the Dog. 2007 was the year of the Pig. This year itis celebrated on the 7th February, 2008. 2008 is the year of the Rat, which is also known by its formar name of
Wu Zi.

On the first day of the New Year, children are given new clothes and coins wrapped in red paper. Red is the colour for happiness and good luck. There are also colourful street parades, markets, exhibitions and firework displays.

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