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Chinese New Year 2023 – Brilliant Ways to Celebrate

Let’s take a look all things Chinese New Year 2023 including ways to celebrate. 


When is Chinese new year 2023?

Chinese new year 2023 will begin  on Sunday 22 January



Chinese New Year 2023

Chinese New Year 2023


What is Chinese new Year 2023?

‘Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a 15-day festival that is celebrated annually depending on the sighting of the new moon. The occasion is also known as the Spring Festival, and an animal is associated with each New Year. The animals rotate and repeat according to a fixed cycle. ‘ (source)

What animal is Chinese New Year 2023?

This will be the year of the rabbit.

‘The rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac. It is thought to be the luckiest of all!  People who are born in the year of the rabbit are calm kind elegant and peaceful.


Ways to celebrate Chinese New year 2023


Chinese New year 2023

Chinese New Year 2023


Decorate your home with traditional Chinese New Year symbols like red lanterns and red envelopes.

Decorate your home with traditional Chinese New Year symbols like red lanterns, couplets, and red envelopes. Red symbolizes good luck and is thought to ward off evil spirits, so it is a popular color during the holiday.

Lanterns are often hung up around the home and outside as well, and may be decorated with auspicious symbols like the Chinese character for “double happiness.” Couplets are poems or sayings that are written on red paper and hung up on either side of doorways; they usually convey wishes for a prosperous new year. Red envelopes are also given as gifts during Chinese New Year, and usually contain money.


Make dumplings or other traditional Chinese New Year foods.

Make dumplings or other traditional Chinese New Year foods. Dumplings are a traditional Chinese food that is often eaten during the Chinese New Year. They are made by wrapping a filling, such as meat or vegetables, in a dough made from flour and water. Dumplings can be boiled, fried, or steamed. Other traditional Chinese New Year foods include noodles, rice cakes, and fish.



Give red envelopes filled with money to friends and family.

Red envelopes filled with money are a traditional way of giving gifts in China. The money is usually given to friends and family, and is a way of showing your love and appreciation for them. The amount of money that is given varies, but is usually based on the relationship between the giver and the receiver. For example, a parent would give a larger amount of money to their child than they would to a friend. Red envelopes are also given to celebrate special occasions, such as weddings or the birth of a child.


Hang up papercuts with auspicious messages.

Hang up papercuts with auspicious messages to create a festive and lucky atmosphere. auspicious messages can be anything from blessings of good fortune to expressions of hope for the future. By filling your home with these positive messages, you’ll be setting the tone for a prosperous and lucky year ahead.


Study the Chinese zodiac and find out what animal represents the coming year.

The Chinese zodiac is a system that assigns an animal to each year in a 12-year cycle. The animal that represents the coming year is known as the “zodiac animal.” The zodiac animal for the coming year is the rabbit.


Head to the theatre for Chinese new year 2023


Ways to Celebrate Chinese New year 2023 – Ideas for kids


Chinese New Year 2023

Ways to Celebrate Chinese New year 2023


Make your own dragon mask

You will need:

-A4 white card

-A4 coloured card





-Dragon template


1. Print out the dragon template on white A4 card.

2. Cut out the template pieces.

3. Use the pencil and ruler to draw a line down the middle of the dragon’s head.

4. Cut along the line you have drawn.

5. Glue the two halves of the dragon’s head together.

6. Cut out a piece of coloured A4 card to fit behind the dragon’s head.

7. Glue the coloured piece of card to the back of the dragon’s head.

8. Cut two small slits in the dragon’s head, just below the horns.

9. Put the mask over your face and tie the elastic bands around your head to secure it in place.


Make a dragon puppet

You might fancy making a dragon puppet too take a look here for a free printable 


Ways to celebrate Chinese new year 2023 – Try traditional Chinese games like mahjong or dominoes

Traditional Chinese games like mahjong and dominoes have been enjoyed by Chinese people for centuries. These games are not only fun to play, but also provide a great way to socialize and bond with friends and family. Mahjong is a tile-based game that is typically played with four players.

The objective of the game is to remove all of the tiles from the board by matching them up with other tiles of the same value. Dominoes is another popular game that is similar to mahjong, but is played with dominoes instead of tiles. The objective of the game is to score points by matching up the dominoes with each other.


Chinese New Year 2023


Learn to write Chinese characters

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as everyone may have their own method of learning that works best for them.


However, some tips on how to learn to write Chinese characters may include practicing writing them out by hand, using mnemonic devices to help remember their strokes and meaning, and looking up characters in a dictionary when unsure of how to write them. With enough practice and patience, anyone should be able to learn to write Chinese characters.


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Try making some Chinese food for Chinese New Year 2023

If you’re looking to make some authentic Chinese food, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind. First, you’ll need to make sure you have all of the necessary ingredients. This includes things like rice, soy sauce, and ginger.

Once you have all of your ingredients, you’ll need to start cooking the rice. This is typically done in a rice cooker, but you can also do it on the stove. Once the rice is cooked, you’ll start adding in the other ingredients. Soy sauce, ginger, and other spices are typically added to taste. Once everything is mixed together, you’ll need to let the dish sit for a few minutes so the flavors can meld together. And that’s it! You’ve now made a delicious Chinese dish that you can enjoy with your friends and family.



Where to celebrate Chinese New Year 2023

Find a local event

Do check out local events and join in with Chinese New Year 2023 – you will have so much fun!


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