恭喜发财 or, in English, Happy Chinese New Year!
Today we say farewell to the Year of the Horse and hello to the Year of the Goat as China begins their New Year celebrations. What follows will be fifteen days of celebrating, finishing with the Lantern Festival to be held on March 5th. The date of China’s biggest festival varies from year to year as it is dictated by the lunar calendar; for example last year, celebrations took place on 31st January.
In honor of the festivities, we’ve selected a few of our favourite China-themed books which you can see below!
- ‘Chopsticks’ by Jon Berkley
- ‘Spilled Water’ by Sally Grindley
- ‘The Firework-Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman
- ‘The Kite Rider’ by Geraldine McCaughrean