The children and staff of Blossom Discovery Centre had a fun-filled and exciting Chinese New Year celebration on 23 Jan 2009 (Fri).
During this joyous celebration, all the children and teachers donned traditional Chinese costumes whilst sharing learning about the origins of the New Year, sang along to popular New Year songs and shared different sorts of New Year delicacies.
The highlights of the day were watching the creative moves of the children during our very own Lion Dance performance and the peeling mandarin orange competition by the Kindergarten children.
Traditionally, on the first morning of the Lunar New Year, the children dressed in their new clothes would come forward to greet their elders a few good wishes or simply to say, “Gong Xi Fa Chai” (Happy Lunar New Year) before they are given a red packet each.
This red packet is filled with some money as a symbol of Good Luck and Prosperity. Therefore, we make sure we remember to role-play and practice on our traditional Chinese New Year greetings.
All of us had such a wonderful time and had a good laugh role-playing these scenarios!
二00九年一月二十六日是华人的传统节日 –春节，我们托儿所于一月二十三日举办了新年庆祝会，这一天，小朋友们都穿上了富有华族特色的服装，品尝着新年食物，在一起开心地游戏，唱歌…… 这是小朋友们在玩剥桔子皮的游戏。