The Year of the Snake

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year
The Lunar New Year is at hand.

How will you be celebrating the Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year? Well, in Asia millions will be celebrating, if they haven’t already started, with fire works and family gatherings. Sunday is the special day and it is believed that over 200 million people will be travelling to be with their families for this, the most important holiday.

According to the BBC, there will be a special variety performance TV show in which Celine Dion will sing her theme tune from the movie Titanic. It is one of China’s most popular English songs – along with Netherton Moss! I am constantly asked for My Heart Will Go On! Perhaps we will sing it in assembly and think of those celebrating Chinese New Year – the Year of the Snake.

The snake has a mixed reputation in China. It is associated with wisdom, beauty and intelligence but also pride and anger.

Well, if you wear Red or Gold you are bound to have good luck. Enjoy.

Chinese lanterns at NewYear


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