Child playing at lantern festival

Learning journeys

Browse through one of our themed Learning Journeys to discover more about Colour Symbolism, Lucky Symbols and the Chinese New Year.

Colour symbolism

Colour is very important in Chinese culture and art. There are five primary colours: red, white, black, green and yellow. Each of these colours also has symbolic meaning.


Lucky symbols

There are many symbols in Chinese culture that are often missed by people who do not know what they are looking for. The meanings of designs on some Chinese objects are meant to be ‘read’. There are… click on the title for the complete text.

Dragon dancers

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most popular of all Chinese festivals and is celebrated all over the world, wherever there are Chinese communities. Officially it is called the Spring Festival, but people sti… click on the title for the complete text.

The Chinese Zodiac

Each year in China is linked to one of 12 animals. These 12 animals form the Chinese zodiac and people are supposed to have different characters depending on which animal year they were born in. T… click on the title for the complete text