元宵 is celebrated on the fifteenth day of Chinese New Year. This year it falls on 28 Feb. According to the Chinese tradition, at the very beginning of a new year, when there is a bright full moon hanging in the sky, there should be thousands of colorful lanterns hung out for people to appreciate. At this time, people will try to solve the puzzles on the lanterns and eat yuanxiao (元宵) (glutinous rice ball) and get all their families united in the joyful atmosphere.

Abel's school pre-celebrated the last day of Chinese New Year on 26 Feb. The teachers were so keen to see Keziah again and so we took her off from school to join in the fun. The kids made lanterns and some glutionous rice balls, rowed the boat and had a spread for lunch.

The kids just messed around with all the Chinese New Year decorations. Abel was rather fascinated by this little lion head.
We also took the opportunity to have a look at what Abel had been doing in school. His little crafts...