In 2018, the official Chinese and Vietnamese New Year celebrations will commence on the 16th Febrero, and continue through to 2 Marzo. Many festivals and events will take place throughout this time to mark the beginning of the Año del Perro, (Year of the Dog). Opening students to celebrations and traditions from around the world is a powerful way to build their cultural understanding and develop their respect for others.
Año del Perro 2018 – Year of the Dog 2018
Felicidades en el nuevo año lunar bajo el signo del perro
During Weeks 2 and 3, students have been examining the cultural traditions of Vietnamese and Chinese New Year with a Spanish twist.
The Receptions and Year 1’s have been investigating El Baile de el Dragon (The Dragon Dance). They discussed what they liked about the baile (dance) and their experiences at the assembly.
Nine Asian countries celebrate the Lunary New Year. As part of the celebrations the year 2’s had a lot of fun learning about Chinese and Vietnamese New Year. The Year 2’s really enjoyed making Dragon y Perro masks for Chinese and Vietnamese New Year.