“Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the main Chinese festival of the year. As the Chinese use the lunar calendar for their festivals the date of Chinese New Year changes from year to year. The date corresponds to the new moon (black moon) in either late January or February.”
The Quote above was taken from the School Run Homework help page, which gives a really useful introduction to the festival as well as top ten facts, and did you know sections. There is probably as much information here as is needed to inform children of the up and coming festival, this year on the 25th of January 2020.
The Kids World Travel Guide gives information about the countries where this lunar year is celebrated. It shares images, food and festival information too. The customs list, along with ‘what to do and not to do’ are very interesting!
Activity Village has a selection of fun activities related to the Chinese Festival.
“On 25th January 2020 we wave goodbye to the Year of the Pig and welcome in a new Chinese New Year, Year of the Rat.The rat is the first, and possibly the most courageous, of all the 12 animals of the Chinese...” (Activity Village)
The China Family Adventure has not yet been updated for the coming year of the rat – but the photographs shared there are simply beautiful, very atmospheric and really convey the festival atmosphere.
BBC CBeebies has a quiz, how to make a dragon, a video of the lion dance to watch and lots more information as well as more lovely images.