What I know about Chinese New Year: On Chinese New Year when the kids wake up they look under there pillows where they find a red envelope filled with chocolate and money. The parents made a huge delicious meal. Also on Chinese New Year you celebrate the Zodiac animals. My animal is the monkey this year (2016) is also the year of the monkey. The Zodiac animals were chosen by a big swimming contest. This idea was made up by the Jade Emperor. The first 12 animals to cross the finish line would have a year named after them.The rat was the first to finish and the pig was last. One thing that I hope to learn about Chinese New Year is did it actually originate in China or somewhere else. I had a Chinese New Year celebration at school in grade two and this is what it was like: We coloured dragons and hung them on the wall as well as lanterns and "gung hay fat choy" pictures. Then we made a big bowl of Chinese rice and vegetable rolls. We listened to music and also played freeze tag and museum. It was really fun and everyone was having a great time! This is what I think of Chinese New Year.