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Chinese New Year

Published on 07/02/19

Beginning of Year of the Pig marked in dinner hall

It was Chinese New Year this week and Orchard students ate in style to mark the occasion.

Lunchtime was a feast of Chinese food which was enjoyed by staff and students alike.

Head of Humanities Mrs Onslow said: "At Orchard this year, we have celebrated the year of the pig!  Students were treated to a Chinese themed feast in the dining hall and discussed the Chinese zodiac in tutors."

Facts ... more about Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year (or simply Lunar New Year) is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional  Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China , and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia. Observances traditionally take place from the evening preceding the first day of the year to the Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the year. The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between 21 January and 20 February.

In 2019, the first day of the Chinese New Year was on Tuesday, 5 February, initiating the Year of the Pig.

From Wikipedia