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  1. 1. Cadder Primary Chinese New Year Workshops 24 Jan 2007 P1 – P3 Ricefield Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre 41 West Graham Street, Glasgow G4 9LJ t: 0141-331 1019
  2. 2. Chinese Lantern Making Workshop <ul><li>The 15th day of the 1st lunar month is the Chinese lantern festival. This is the first night to see a full moon in the year. According to the Chinese tradition, at the very beginning of a new year, when there is a bright full moon hanging in the sky, there should be thousands of colorful lanterns hung out for people to appreciate. At this time, people will try to solve the puzzles on the lanterns, eat festival treats and get all their families united in the joyful atmosphere. Kids will carry their own lanterns to participate in the showcase. Usually there is competition for the most beautiful lantern. </li></ul><ul><li>This festival is also a Chinese Valentine's day that youngsters celebrate the festivals with their lovers in such beautiful and romantic evening. </li></ul>Ricefield Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre 41 West Graham Street, Glasgow G4 9LJ t: 0141-331 1019
  3. 3. P1 – P3 Chinese Zodiac <ul><li>Year of the Snake – born in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>People born in the year of the snake often have a good temper, a skill of communicating, and a gracious morality, but they are likely to be jealous and suspicious. They should be cautious about discussion with others, as that might cause them to lose friendship and opportunities. Women under the sign of the snake do well in housework but are irritable. They might gradually enjoy happiness in their old age. </li></ul><ul><li>Year of the Dragon – born in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>People under the sign of the dragon are lively, energetic and fortunate. They often can be leaders and try to go for perfection. When they meet with difficulties, they are not discouraged. But they are a little arrogant, and impatient, and women are over- confident. If they overcome these defects, they can have a brighter future. </li></ul><ul><li>Year of the Rabbit – born in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>People born under the sign of the rabbit are gentle, sensitive, modest, and merciful and have strong memory. They like to communicate with others in a humorous manner. They cannot bear dull life, so they are good at creating romantic or interesting spice. But they lack meditative abilities and often sink money into ideas that may cause failures in their career. </li></ul>Ricefield Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre 41 West Graham Street, Glasgow G4 9LJ t: 0141-331 1019
  4. 25. Chinese Lion Dance Workshop <ul><li>Chinese New Year </li></ul><ul><li>The origin of the Lunar New Year Festival can be traced back thousands of years, involving a series of colorful legends and traditions. One of the most famous legends is Nian, an extremely cruel and ferocious beast that the ancients believed would devour people on New Year's Eve. To keep Nian away, red-paper couplets are pasted on doors, torches are lit, and firecrackers are set off throughout the night, because Nian is said to fear the color red, the light of fire, and loud noises. Early the next morning, as feelings of triumph and renewal fill the air at successfully keeping Nian away for another year, the most popular greeting heard is gong si 恭喜 , or &quot;congratulations.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most spectacular sights during the Lunar New Year Festival is the dragon and lion dance. The heads of these fearsome beasts are supposed to ward off evil, and the nimble movements of the dancers provide a grand spectacle enjoyable to everyone.  </li></ul>Ricefield Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre 41 West Graham Street, Glasgow G4 9LJ t: 0141-331 1019
  5. 50. Project delivered by Ricefield Art We wish you all have a prosperous, surpluses and bountiful harvest year