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French (Français) & Mandarin (中文)

Curso: FRANÇAIS V.           How to Overcome the 8 Painful Mistakes in Learning Mandarin | Unfamiliar  China
Au Victoria, on s'amuse en français!
Starting 2023 I will be teaching French in Lower Primary, besides teaching Mandarin at IGCSE level. This is my eighth year at Victoria and I'm looking forward to a new exciting academic year! Should you have any doubt or comment please don't hesitate to contact me via my school email or book a meeting at reception.


Chinese New Year 2021 (Year of the Ox) started on Friday, February 12th, 2021, and celebrations culminate with the Lantern Festival that falls on February 26th, 2021. Preparations begin the 23rd. 
The Lantern Festival, also known as the Yuan Xiao Festival, welcomes the lunar year’s first full moon. It’s a dazzling holiday that wraps up Chinese New Year’s annual Spring Festival with a night of sparkling lights.
The Lantern Festival celebration dates back some 2,000 years to lanterns hung in Buddhist temples by monks during the Han Dynasty. By imperial decree, temples, homes and palaces across China adopted the practice of hanging brightly-lit lanterns on the 15th night of the year’s 1st lunar month. Once the Lantern Festival passes, there’s no need to fear Chinese New Year taboos and it’s appropriate to take down Chinese New Year decorations.

Xīn Nián Kuài Lè!

新年快乐!Happy Chinese New Year 2024. Chinese dragon gold zodiac sign on red  background for card design. China lunar calendar animal. Translation happy new  year 2024. Vector EPS10. 24339886 Vector Art at Vecteezy

Chinese New Year 2024 is a Year of the Dragon, more specifically, Wood Dragon, starting from February 10th, 2024. Celebrations of CNY traditionally last for 16 days, starting from Chinese New Year's Eve to the Lantern Festival. 
Chinese zodiac years
Chinese people believe that what you do at the beginning of a new year will affect your luck in the coming year. Staying up on Chinese New Year’s eve (February 9th, 2024) and saying good words to your family/friends like Happy New Year after the clock strikes 12 will certainly bring good luck.

Giving out red packets to kids and elders will help cast away the bad luck (Nian monster) and bring good luck in.

Besides, decorating your house (symbolizing wealth & good luck), wearing your lucky color (yellow, red), and eating lucky food like rice dumplings (family togetherness), fried flour-coated peanuts (vitality), walnut cookies (happiness), etc. are popular ways to get lucky.