South African school children celebrate Chinese New Year

By Viola Du
Medill Reports

Sounds of drums, singing and kids’ laughter came out of a corner of Pretoria Chinese School of Gauteng Province. Dozens of children dressed in red gathered in the concert hall on Feb 15, getting ready for the Chinese New Year celebration.

Chinese New Year celebration and performances at the school is a tradition since the school was founded in 1934. Teachers and students usually work together and put on shows that often represent Chinese traditional culture.

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Photo at top: Students at the Pretoria Chinese School of Gauteng Province celebrate Chinese New Year. (Viola Du/MEDILL)