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1 The Chinese New Year February 19 th, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp_tRQ_QVJ w

2 The Origins Also known as Spring Festival Based on the Chinese lunar calendar Honor of Gods and Ancestors New Year begins on Full Moon

3 Today New Year’s Eve Reunion Dinner (family gathering) Fireworks Cleaning of the house (cleansing) Money gifts in red envelopes Decorating with Chinese poetry Dragon dance

4 The Dinner New Year’s Eve dinner Family reunion Fish Dumplings Eat at home (most) Sometimes don’t finish their food

5 Fireworks Public events Large firecracker shows Drive away evil Start at 12:00 pm (afternoon) on New Year

6 The Lucky ColorRed Colors in Chinese culture are important Fights off evil spirits Symbolizes luck Joyful/Happiness Not allowed at Funerals Money is given in red envelops to children and elderly (old people)

7 Dragon Dance The dragon is a symbol of good luck Dragons are powerful and wise (smart) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJusyaRA q1I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJusyaRA q1I

8 House Cleaning “Sweep” away bad fortune and bring in good luck They remove the old, and welcome the new Decorate houses with lanterns and paper cuttings

9 Lantern Activity! chinese-lanterns


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