Usually at this time of year we have our final Letter for the year and it has something to do with Christmas, but this year I decided to put a little twist in and we are going to celebrate New Year.  As New Year is in the middle of our summer break we don’t do many activities about New Year.

Click on the links below to find out how New Year is celebrated by different countries, cultures and faiths.

Start by learning  to say
HAPPY NEW YEAR in at least 6 languages
 
   
 
 
WHAT YEAR IS IT?
Make a 2009 Calendar

DIWALI (Indian New Year)
Make a
Rongoli design

CHINESE NEW YEAR

Make a
Chinese dragon or fireworks picture

MATARIKI (Maori New Year)
Make a
hot air balloon or Kite

RESOLUTIONS
Make a list of New Year resolutions or try some
alternative resolutions

WINTER SOLSTICE/YULETIDE
Make a
Yule log

HOGMANAY (Scotland)
Sing
Auld Lang Syne

ROSH HOSHANA (Jewish New Year)
Make a
Shofar

KWANZAA (African-American New Year)
Cook a
Kwanzaa festival dish
 
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