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Chinese New Year – Celebrating the Pig

Chinese New Year – 2019 is year of the pig

Celebrated by around 20% of people on the planet Chinese New Year, this 5th February, is a big deal. More fireworks are set off than on any other night celebrating the myth where a chap way back called Nian who fought off a monster with firecrackers #fact. Get your greeting straight if you’re going to get involved with your classic “xin nian kuai le” literally meaning “Happy New Year” – In Hong Kong and other Cantonese-speaking regions, it’s more common to say “gong hei fat choy” and in Mandarin Chinese, it’s “gong xi fa cai” (恭喜发财) = “congratulations on the fortune”.

Are you a pig?
Are you a pig?

And so, in the only way we know how, time to select a few items from the world of play with this crackling round-upthat’ll bring home the bacon – Go hog wild for Chinese New Year!


Squeeze popper pig
Squeeze popper pig

Squeeze Popper – The Pig one

Giant Pass the Pigs
Giant Pass the Pigs

Inflatable Pass the Pigs game


Pig goes Pop

Pig goes Pop – The Game

Stinky Pig – Pass him quick!

Stinky Pig – The pass it quick game

Wiggy App – The savings game

Wiggy App – The Savings Game


Well, wouldn’t be right if Peppa wasn’t included!

Dancing, noise making, ultimately annoying after five minutes if you’re over five – Peppa Pig

About Peter Jenkinson

Peter Jenkinson
Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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