[Episode 14 | 1878 : Henry]
The local population brings in the Chinese New Year with traditional celebrations. Henry and Franklin contribute to the proceedings by launching their lanterns.
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Chinese migrants brought their own culture and traditions to Australia during the 19th century. One important ceremony was, and still is, the celebration of the Chinese New Year.
Student Activity Sheet H14.7: New Year's Day traditions
Cultural symbols are powerful ways people come together and share their identity. In traditional Chinese culture, dragons are used to frighten away evil spirits in the New Year celebrations.
Student Activity Sheet H14.8: Chinese New Year