Happy 2018 Lunar New Year

Celebrating the 2018 Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year, also known in China as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival, marks the first day of the year in the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. Many Asian countries, such as Korea, Vietnam, Laos and Singapore also celebrate the Lunar New Year, and Sydney hosts one of the largest Lunar New Year celebrations outside of Asia.

Tomorrow, 16 February 2018, will mark the beginning of the Year of the Dog, which is the 11th of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals. You can find out more about the Chinese Zodiac, and work out what your sign is, here.

The Lunar New Year is one of the most important festivals in the calendar for many people, bringing with it 15 days of celebrations and traditions. The two main reasons for the festival are to celebrate a year of hard work and spend time with family, and to wish for a lucky and prosperous coming year. Children, families and staff across the SDN community will also celebrate the 2018 Lunar New Year by coming together to share festive foods and traditions, family and friendships. Learn more about Lunar New Year here.

Gong Xi Fa Cai… Gong Hey Fat Choy… Happy Lunar New Year!

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