First Steps Womens Centre Dungannon

First Steps Womens Centre Dungannon

First Steps Creche Chinese Dragon

The children have been busy showing their creative skills by making a dragon to celebrate the Chinese New Year which falls on Tuesday 5th February 2019.

They had lots of fun and have placed it on the door of the Creche for all the Mums and Staff to appreciate - what a great piece of artwork!

This is the year of the Pig.  Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is the most important Chinese holiday.  Typically, the celebration begins on the New Year's Eve and lasts for around 15 days through the middle of the first month. Before the celebration, people traditionally clean their houses thoroughly, and also display traditional New Year's decorations.

This festivity is a time for family reunion, and is considered the most important part of the Chinese New Year celebration. People often visit relatives and friends, do some shopping, watch traditional Chinese New Year events, launch fireworks, and plan for the coming year. The celebration is sometimes accentuated with a religious ceremony given in honor of heaven, earth, the family's ancestors and other gods. In modern China, Chinese New Year is a celebrated public holiday, and working professionals usually enjoy 7 days of time off, including the weekend. After the family reunion and observation of certain traditions, some modern Chinese families may make use of the public holiday as an opportunity to visit tourist destinations.  Sounds like fun!

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