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Chinese New Year 2011: Year of the Rabbit

December 17 2010

According to the traditional Chinese calendar, 2011 is the year of the rabbit.

Website screenshot of the Museum of East Asian Art Chinese zodiac interactive showing a pink cartoon style rabbit holding a carrot.

This rabbit is so sweet! It's part of the Museum of East Asian Art's Chinese Zodiac interactive.

Click on the link to find out your animal sign and your personality.

Interactive screenshot picture courtesy Museum of East Asian Art

See a giant 53 foot balloon rabbit work of art by the artist Jeff Koons!

It was in London for Tate's 2009 Pop Life exhibition.

Website screenshot courtesy Tate

Website silver screenshot of balloon Rabbit by artist Jeff Koons in Covent Garden for Tate Pop Life exhibition 2009

Photo showing a young girl in pyjamas holding a Chinese paper dragon puppet.

Make and do ideas

To celebrate Chinese New Year (starting February 3, 2011), why not get creative and make a Chinese paper lantern or a paper dragon puppet?

Photo of Show Me surfer Kay with her dragon puppet, © Show Me

Or you can try designing a Chinese paper lucky money envelope with the British Museum's Chinese New Year WebQuest.

Website screenshot courtesy the British Museum

Website screenshot of the British Museum Chinese New Year WebQuest with a photo of a red lucky money paper envelope.

If you make anything, get in touch and send us a photo! We'd love to feature you on Show Me like Kay.

By Rachel Hayward