Chinese New Year at The Childminding Shop. Resources for childminders to help celebrate Chinese New Year

Tuesday 5th February 2019. The year of the Pig

Legend of Chinese New Year:
No one is quite sure exactly when or where the festival originated. Legend has it that once upon a time, there was a monster calledNian that attacked Chinese villages every spring, eating anything that came its way – people, animals, plants and the odd building. One spring, villagers hung red paper on their doors and threw bamboo on a fire when it arrived. The monster was so startled by the bright colors and loud crackling noise of the burning bamboo that it turned and fled.

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