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Nursery children find out just why Chinese New Year is so special

To celebrate Chinese New Year 2015 and to learn all about it, children from the Happy Days Nursery made a special visit to the China Red Cantonese Restaurant in Poulton-Le Fylde.

The youngsters had a great time, feeling very grown up going into a restaurant. They found out all about the traditions of Chinese New Year such as the tradition of children being given red envelopes filled with money to bring happiness and good fortune and that it is the longest and most important holiday in the Chinese calendar.

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China Red very kindly provided a selection of foods to try, which the children took no time in taking back to the nursery. They were really excited about trying something different which was made even more fun as they were able to use their new found skill of using chopsticks.

Emma Walker, Childcare Manager at Happy Days Nursery in Poulton-le-Fylde said, “We are very keen that our children learn about different foods and cultures and we were delighted to be invited to China Red. The children were also fascinated by the story about the animals which make up the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac, in 2014 it was the year of the horse and for 2015 it is the year of the goat. They also spent quite some time watching and admiring the beautiful fish they have on display in the restaurant.”

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