The celebrations continued on 26th January, when students and staff enjoyed a day out in Chinatown, watching parades, performances, buying souvernirs and finally treated themselves to a lovely dinner! The restaurant offered the chance to watch a little show with a dance performance in traditional customs, which everyone liked.
Boarders and staff were very happy to enjoy some more traditional Chinese dishes, mainly cooked by one of the Chinese students and by Danny, our Maths teacher. The canteen was full of happy faces!
All of our boarders also received a red envelope with a small charm in it, which brings good luck. In China the tradition entails giving a red envelope, stuffed with lucky money from grandparents, uncles, aunts and other elders who have started to earn their way.
The tradition of arranging international themed dinners for our boarding students also could not be avoided this time!
What else to say?
Happy New Year 2020!
新年快乐! Xīn nián kuài lè!
PS. If you are interested in knowing a bit more about this, have a look at 10 Facts You Should Know about Chinese New Year, see here.