Chinese New Year activities

Chinese New Year is one of the busiest and most colourful events we host at the Museum each year and we are sad not to be able to share that with our visitors in 2021. However, Friday 12th February is the start of the Year of the Ox and to help you celebrate the New Year at home we have created a Chinese Zodiac Animals Trail and a Year of the Ox mask making activity to try.

Find out which animal matches your birth year and what characteristics you share!

Chinese Zodiac Animals Trail
Find out amazing facts about the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac and try some fun animal actions. 12th February 2021 is the start of the Year of the Ox, but how were the animals chosen and in which order do they follow each other?

Download the trail: Chinese Zodiac Animals Trail

Make a mask for the year of the Ox
12th February 2021 is the start of the Year of the Ox. People born in the Year of the Ox are said to
be honest, strong-willed and patient. They are also very stubborn!

Make a mask for the Year of the Ox

Remember to share your makes on social media using the hashtag #CNYSunderland2021.

Our friends at Durham University Library and Collections have also created a pack of Chinese New Year activities to try at home including performances, storytelling and recipes. To find out more visit this link: Explore From Home : Lunar New Year – Durham University