The arrival of a baby is a joyful event that is marked in Chinese culture by a number of different customs and rituals. A month after confinement, mother and child are presented to friends and relatives with a full moon celebration. Traditionally this is to celebrate the baby’s first month with the belief that they are more likely to carry on successfully into adulthood.
(This celebration is held to celebrate that the baby has survived the first month of their life, which means that they are more likely to survive into adulthood.)
Following this custom, P.1 Full Moon Celebration is held every year to celebrate our P.1 students’ first month of joyful school life at Ho Yu symbolizing a sustainable survival. More importantly, it provides a chance for them to show gratitude to their parents, teachers and fellow students for loving and taking care of them.
This year, on 18th October, we were delighted to see the presence of more than 100 parents who came to witness the growth of their children at Ho Yu. They enjoyed listening to the sharing session by P.1 class teachers and a P.2 parent. The highlight of the event was definitely the class performances by all our P.1 newcomers. Making a great effort in their preparation, despite the limited time, each class gave a heartwarming performance to thank their parents and teachers. No wonder why the audience gave a big round of applause to show their appreciation towards their beloved children. Before taking a group photo of everyone, each child was presented a small gift and a greeting card prepared by their class teachers. Everyone finally brought the warmth and happiness home.
Ho Yu is a place where children can grow happily and bring out their full potential. They receive loving support from their parents, teachers and friends along the path of growth. We sincerely hope that they enjoy their learning experience (every minute learning) at Ho Yu and show gratitude to the people around them.