We hope that you all had a restful break.
This year, the EAL Team will continue with the Language of the Week, but we will make it Language of the fortnight so that the students will be able to look into more depth at the different languages and cultures within our school and not only.
The first cultural celebration for this year is the Lunar ( Chinese) New Year on Feb 8th. We are entering the Year of the Red Monkey! Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including Mainland China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius and the Philippines.
The Chinese New Year holiday, also known as Spring Festival ( not quite spring; they had the coldest winter snap in 30 years!!), shuts down the world’s second-largest economy for a week. While officially starting the weekend of Feb. 6 this year, the rush for travel bookings began when tickets went on sale in late November. More than 2.9 billion passenger trips, including 332 million on the country’s rail networks, are expected to be made over the New Year period.
In Adelaide, the festivities will take place in Chinatown.