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大吉大利 Upper 1 (Yr 2) learn how to write spring couplets to celebrate the year of the rat

31 January 2020

In September 2019, our Upper One (Year 2) class started to learn Mandarin with Ms Lin. 

On Thursday, the class learnt how to write spring couplets to celebrate the year of the rat. This is one of the oldest Chinese traditions, to paste spring couplets with blessings on each side of the door, to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Pupils were asked to write "春"(spring) or "吉"(luck) on the rat and challenged themselves to write "大吉大利" (great luck and great profits) and “四季平安” (peace and safety in all four seasons) along the sides of the rat craft. 

Ms Lin said: "I still cannot believe that this was only their second attempt in writing Chinese characters, the pupils have done an amazing job."

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