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What is Chinese New Year?

This important date on the Chinese calendar has been celebrated for many centuries. During the festivities ancestors are honoured and traditional ceremonies are held where people get together and welcome the new year with customs that shall bring good luck, good fortune, wealth, prosperity and happiness. 

 

Each year a Chinese zodiac animal is the symbol for the year. 

The 12 Chinese zodiac animal are:

Rat

Ox

Tiger

Rabbit

Dragon

Snake 

Horse

Goat

Monkey

Rooster

Dog 

Pig

 

Friday 12th February 2021 is the start of the Chinese New Year; this year is the Year of the Ox. 

 

Are you or anybody in your family born in the Year of the Ox? 

 

The recent ox years have been 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973 and 1961.

 

To celebrate Chinese New Year you are going to have a go at creating some different art-work.

 

You are all going to create an ox mask to symbolise the year of the ox - you may decorate this mask in anyway you like. 

 

Then you will pick an art project to complete in addition to your ox mask. There are five to choose from. You are welcome to do more than one if you have time!

 

Have Fun!

Ox Mask - All to complete

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