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Kiddi Caru’s Torquay day nursery enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey.
Chinese New Year 2015 began on Monday 8 February - it is day one month one of the Chinese lunar calendar, and its date in January or February varies from year to year.
The Chinese lunar calendar is associated with the Chinese zodiac, which has twelve animal signs: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, Rooster, dog, and pig. Each animal represents a year in a twelve-year cycle, beginning on Chinese New Year's Day.
During the day the children flexed their creative muscles and made a fantastic Chinese dragon and practiced walking through the nursery wearing their costume.
Helen Churchill, Nursery Manager, said: “We love to celebrate lots of diverse festivals from all over the world as part of our inclusive activities and also so that children learn to embrace lots of different cultures. Chinese New Year is a fabulous festival and one that we look forward to every year. It is one of the most visually stunning festivals and I really enjoyed the creative displays made by our children.”