Class Clips is changing
We will be introducing the new Knowledge and Learning Beta website over the coming months. Clips for use in the classroom are now available on your phone, tablet or PC.

Alternatively, you can still browse or search by keyword or clip number on this site.

CLIP 6246

China celebrates the Year of the Ox

China celebrates the Year of the Ox

Did you know?

All Class Clips content is available to watch on mobile, tablet and desktop devices on our new Knowledge & Learning BETA website.

Key Info
  • China celebrates the Year of the Ox
  • Duration: 00:55
  • China has greeted the new Lunar year with celebrations across the country. To mark the Year of the Ox, crowds descend on temples and pray for good luck using coins and burning incense sticks. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 26 January 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education


    Celebrations and Festivals

  • Keywords: festivals, China, Year of the Ox, zodiac, crowds, places of worship, temple, incense, Buddhism, Taoism
Ideas for use in class
  • The clip can be used to compare and contrast festivals and celebrations in different cultures and religions.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.