Celebrate Chinese New Year online

Celebrate Chinese New Year online

By Adele Forrest | 10/02/2021

Celebrate Chinese New Year online

CHINESE New Year will be celebrated online by talented youngsters who will be performing an array of dazzling displays.

Watch the shows on the RMBC Events Facebook page on Friday (12).

Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important festival celebrated over 15 days by Chinese people all over the world, with this new year of the Ox beginning tomorrow (12).

Traditionally, the new year is about family reunion and wishing each other good luck, health and prosperity with children and non-married family members receiving a red packet (lucky money). People also display auspicious, red coloured decorations like Chinese lanterns or paper cuts and couplets to enhance happiness and a bright future.

Jo Mahler, of Rotherham Wah Hong Chinese Association, said: “Understandably, due to the impact of Covid-19, this year’s celebration will undoubtedly be very different.

“So I would like to thank RMBC Rotherham Together programme for supporting Wah Hong Chinese community in their virtual New Year celebration and also to the parents in encouraging their children to participate and share their talents.”

Happy New Year to everyone!