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The Chinese New Year February 19th, 2015

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

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 Color Red 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=hJusyaRAq1I

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!


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