January 25, 2009

Chinese New Year

Today is Chinese New Year and we all have holiday here. I don’t celebrate it, but many of my friends do. Gong Xi FatChoi…for those who celebrate it. Hope all the best luck for this ‘buffalo’ year.

Last Friday before the school got a long weekend, the kids at preschool celebrate it. Every kids received a little red ‘Angpao’ envelope. I and the teachers put 4 chocolates coins in each envelope to replaced the money. It’s a custom for Chinese kids here to have money inside the envelope on Chinese New Year day from their relatives.



They also made a little Chinese doll made from old 'badminton' shuttle cocks and flannel with the helps from teachers.




2 comments:

Tammy said...

What cute dolls they made!

Heart of Rachel said...

Wishing you a prosperous New Year! I was born during on the Year of the Ox.

I love the idea of giving angpao to kids with chocolate coins inside. The Chinese dolls are lovely and very creative.