Volunteer teacher expresses her excitement for Chinese New Year

By Nisa Dari

Chinese New Year arrives on 22nd January with the year of the rabbit.

 A volunteer teacher at the Confucius Institute at De Montfort University describes the traditional events and their historical origins.

So why is each year named after an animal, in 12-year cycles?

And, in the mists of time, what were the origins of the new year celebrations?

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