Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China. In 2018, the Chinese New Year began on February 16th and marks the beginning of the Year of the Dog. Nine Asian countries, including Indonesia, celebrate the Lunar New Year with public holidays and about 1/5 of the world’s population will be enjoying the festivities.
On February 15, Lollypop had specially prepared performances to celebrate Chinese New Year. We started our program with a short play about ‘Nian’- a beast animal that solely came behind the reason for Chinese New Year festival, followed by each class’ music and dance performances. Our song carefully combined the themes of happiness, wealth and longevity as a common Chinese New Year’s greeting.
Our newly opened toddler class had also joined the celebration; together with Pre-Nursery class, they welcomed everybody with a Health & Nutrition song. At the end of the program, Lollypop children tried to make one Chinese famous dish – Chicken Shaomai. On top of that, they went home with an orange and red envelope as a symbol of luck and prosperity. Gong xi fa cai, xin nian kuai le!