Craft The Mid-Autumn The Mid-Autumn Festival also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is traditional celebrated by many East and Southeast Asian people. On this day, the Chinese believe that the moon is at its brightest and fullest size, coinciding with harvest time in the middle of Autumn. Mid-Autumn Festival is an important old festival in China. It's for people to enjoy a happy family time. It's like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Mothers cook nice food and the people in China enjoy a happy family dinner. Look at how beautiful our students did their mooncake with pretty patterns! Hari Raya Haji Hari Raya Haji is also known as the Festival of Sacrifice and falls 70 days after the holy month of Ramadhan. It lasts for up to four days. The festival marks the end of the annual holy pilgrimage to Mecca and demonstrates each practicing Muslim’s submission to God. There are sacrifices of cows, goats and sheep by those who are financially able to do so. The meat from the animals is packaged and delivered to the poorer Muslim families, the practice of which helps the devotes remember those who are less fortunate. For this festive craft, our students learnt how to create marble like patterns using shaving cream and paint! Mother's Day Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family or individual. It is one of the days to make an extra-special effort to recognize and appreciate mothers’ roles in our lives. There are many ways to celebrate this day, such as going out for a special lunch/dinner, giving handmade crafts or gifts or even cook dinner for your mothers! Let us know how you spent your Mother’s day! Easter Day Easter is a Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the oldest Christian tradition, and it is also considered the most important date on the Christian calendar. Eggs are also associated with Easter since they are a symbol of fertility and rebirth, linking them with springtime and with the celebration of the resurrection. For this year’s Easter craft, our student decorated their very own Easter egg glasses! Easter is celebrated in different ways around the world! How did you and your family celebrated yours? Chinese New Year Lunar New Year is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunar calendar. In the Chinese culture and East Asian countries, the festival is commonly referred to as the Spring Festival, China’s most important festival. There will be different zodiac signs representing each year. This year will be the year of Ox! Every animal has its own character and personality. Oxes are known for it honest nature, diligence, dependability, strength and determination. Share with us which zodiac sign are you and what did you do during this year’s Chinese New Year!