Monday, 26 February 2018

Facts About Lunar New Year

1. The date varies!

The date for Chinese New Year changes each year. It always falls between January 21 and February 20, determined by the Chinese lunar calendar. Chinese New Year 2018 is on Friday February 16

2. The holiday is oddly called "Spring Festival".

Though in winter, Chinese call their New Year holidays 'Spring Festival' (春节 chūnjié /chwnn-jyeah/), because 'Start of Spring' (4–18 February) is the first of the terms in the traditional solar calendar. While wintry weather prevails, 'Start of Spring' marks the end of the coldest part of winter, when the Chinese traditionally could look forward to the beginning of spring.

3. Every Chinese New Year starts a new animal's zodiac year.

Chinese zodiac years : A very old custom is to name the years by one of 12 animals in their zodiac cycle. For example, 2018 is a year of the dog. Many Chinese still believe in astrology and other New Year superstitions.

People focus on priorities: making amends, reconciling with people, avoiding offence, and re-establishing old ties. They buy and wear new clothes, give gifts, and clean house.

4. It is a festival for 1/4 of the world's population.

It's China's winter vacation week, like between Christmas and New Year's Day other countries. Schools in China get about a month off, and universities even more. China, Hong Kong and Macau, and nine other Asian countries have public holidays.

Written by: China Highlights

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Merentas Desa 2018

  On the 9th of January, the school held an event called Merentas Desa (Cross Country) . The students arrived school around 6:45am- 7:30am. The event was delayed because it was raining cats and dogs.

  While waiting for the rain to stop, Encik Sukri held a sports quiz . Everytime a house answers the question correct 5 marks will be awarded to the respective houses. The event was about to start so the respective houses did their house cheer/war cry.

  Before the event started, we had to warm up our bodies. The warming up was led by 4 guys from the 4 different houses which was Red House, Yellow House, Blue house and Green House. Many people were exited to run.

  The girls in the P3 catogory were relesed first following the P2 catogory and then P1, L3, L2 and lastly L1. Everyone gave their all to get first place. We had to run in the rain and it was an interesting experience . There were some people walking while holding banan leaves above their heads. Everyone had a good laugh and everyone had fun.

By: Ethan Richard

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