Teaching Kids About Chinese New Year Traditions

Explaining the symbolism of each tradition


As society evolves, globalisation takes place, while everyone becomes more aware of festivals celebrated by different races and religion, many of our traditional practices have become simplified or have lost its significance.

Keeping to traditions or upholding them is more than a superstition, but a reminder of our roots. In Chinese, we have a saying, "饮水思源" (yin shui si yuan) - as we drink water, the source of life, we should remember its source.

Today, we are sharing a few Chinese traditions we keep to before and during the Chinese New Year. We hope you find them useful in explaining the Chinese traditions to your little ones!