Chinese New Year 2020
OAC celebrates Chinese New Year with decorations, song, a feast, and traditional red envelopes of money.
As we enter the year of the Rat under the Lunar New Year, Oasis Academy Coulsdon has been celebrating the ‘Spring Festival’ most commonly known as the Chinese New Year.
Festivities began as the Academy was adorned in red and yellow lanterns which are a symbol of ‘booming life’ and ‘prosperous business’. During the week leading up to the New Year students enjoyed assemblies which celebrated the traditions linked to the holiday. This year we were extremely fortunate to have Taiwanese exchange students with us to help us with our celebrations who performed a song which is very popular around the New year and shared with us their customs from home.
On Friday 24th January, New Years’ Eve, our Diner put on a Chinese feast to aid our celebrations; and as is the tradition in China for unmarried members of the family to receive a red envelope of money, our students received their pay slips for the week in red envelopes which symbolises luck, joy, and happiness.