Foreign Teacher's Spring Festival
This was our first timeexperiencing Chinese New Year/Spring Festival.——From Lloyd Rooza.
In the weeks before, wenoticed in our community and all over the city that people started putting updecorations and lights in Dujiangyan. And there was a growing sense ofexcitement. We also noticed more people seemed to be in the city and everyonewas out with their whole families.
On CNY eve, we went down tothe local park and watched the amazing fireworks, and also let off some of ourown. It was so exciting for our kids, and for us adults! :) We didn't realisethat the fireworks would go on all night! It was very loud and festive. We tookso many videos and sent some to our family and friends back in South Africa.
What we learned about SpringFestival is that it is a time to spend with your family (very similar to how wespend Christmas back home). The school was very generous to our family and gaveus delicious food, treats and gifts to make sure we also felt part of thecelebrations and felt 'at home'.
We learnt that everyonecleans their homes for the new year, and buys new clothes. It seems like aspecial time to start fresh and to wish and hope for good things for the yearahead while surrounded by your family.
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