Our Chinese families have gathered to share with the ELC children about how Chinese New Year is celebrated. Kiwa’s mom read a book called “Bringing in the New Year” to introduce different elements of Chinese New Year. The children learned to wish ‘happy new year’ in Chinese, Xin Nian Kuai Le or Xin Nian Hao. They were given ‘hong bao’ (red envelope) and red knot which symbolizes harmony and happiness . The book also mentioned that traditionally people clean their houses to welcome the new year, they wear new clothes and decorate their homes with good luck and joy signs.