With around 40 nationalities on campus, BROWNS celebrates its multicultural make-up in different ways. Each year around the Chinese New Year time we ask our Chinese High School Preparation students to go around all our classes and wish everyone a happy new year. This year, the Year of the Rooster, the students gave presentations to everyone about what this means for everyone and wished them gong xi fa cai and gave them chocolates and fortune cookies.

Facts about Chinese New Year:

The date for Chinese New Year changes each year. It always falls between January 21 and February 20, determined by the Chinese lunar calendar. Chinese New Year 2017 is on Saturday January 28.

Every Chinese New Year starts a new animal’s zodiac year.  For example, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year is not only celebrated in China. Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia, North Korea, Taiwan, Brunei, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau also have public holidays for this celebration.


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