Chinese New Year

Published 12 March 2024

On 26 February, a group students and Mrs Ndagire spoke to our Year 12 and 13 students about the Chinese New Year in the Sixth Form enrichment assembly.

Chinese New Year (also known as Spring Festival) is a festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. It marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring, and begins on the new moon that appears between 21 January and 20 February. Celebrations traditionally take place from Chinese New Year’s Eve until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the year.

Head Student, Callum, spoke about the significance of the Chinese New Year, the lessons it teaches and reflections that it inspires. You can read Callum’s full speech here.