The Year of The Pig Celebration
“The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.”
Millions of people celebrated Chinese New Year last week, including our school. Chinese New Year this 2019 began on February 5 and marks the beginning of the Year of the Pig. The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth, having a beautiful personality and are generally blessed with good fortune in life.
During Chinese New Year, people usually eat traditional Chinese food, enjoy fireworks, wear special clothes and hang red lanterns to mark the occasion. This is what we did around the school. We hung several red lanterns, some of which were made by our students. The students also had several activities planned and executed by the Mandarin Team. The students surely enjoyed being busy from making their own lanterns,
To celebrate this year, our talented students prepared a variety of performances showcasing their skills and talents from hosting (being the emcees), singing and dancing to Mandarin songs and performing the lion and dragon dance.
The hall was dyed red from the students’ clothes and they were all enthusiastically watching the programme . Celebrating cultural diversity is of the essence especially now. Our strength will be in the many differences we have, not in our similarities.