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1 Chinese New Year ni á n Let s write and read it

2 Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is sometimes called the Lunar New Year, especially by people outside China. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first lunar month (Chinese: ; pinyin: zhēng yu è ) in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th; this day is called Lantern Festival. Chinese New Year's Eve is known as Ch ú xī (, ch ú xī,). It literally means "Year-pass Eve".traditional Chinese holidaysLunar New YearChinesepinyin Chinese calendarLantern Festival Usually, it s 15 days long Time: Dated back to 4000 years ago

3 Places Celebrated in areas with large populations of ethnic Chinese, Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the new year celebrations of its geographic neighbours, as well as cultures with whom the Chinese have had extensive interaction. These include Aboriginal Taiwanese people, Koreans, Mongolians, Nepalese, Bhutanese, Vietnamese, and formerly the Japanese before In Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and other countries with significant Chinese populations, Chinese New Year is also celebrated, largely by overseas Chinese, and has, to varying degrees, become part of the traditional culture of these countries. In Canada, although Chinese New Year is not an official holiday, many ethnic Chinese hold large celebrations and Canada Post issues New Year's themed stamps in domestic and international rates.ethnic Chinese KoreansMongoliansNepaleseBhutaneseVietnameseJapaneseSingapore IndonesiaMalaysiaPhilippinesThailandoverseas ChineseCanada Post

4 What time is it this year?, ch ú xī: The day before the new year Please read

5 The traditions New-year visits and greetings ; pinyin: b à ini á npinyin Different ways to practice new year visit with gifts and greetings, wearing new clothes

6 Let s practice it Greetings: 1. Happy new year: Xīnni á n ku à il è guònian h ǎ o 2. Congratulations and be prosperous: Gōngx ǐ fāc á i

7 2. New year practice: Red packets h ó n ɡ bāo Or yā su ì qi á n the money used to suppress or put down the evil spirit Let s see it Gōngx ǐ fāc á i, h ó ngbāo n á l á i Congratulations and be prosperous, now give me a red envelope

8 3. Do the Spring Cleaning

9 4. sh ǒ u su ì Occurs when members of the family gather around throughout the night after the reunion dinner and reminisce about the year that has passed while welcoming the year that has arrived. Some believe that children who Shou Sui will increase the longevity of the parents.

10 ni á n y è f à n reunion dinner of the New year eve

11 Food 1) Fish: y ú homophone for "surpluses"

12 2) ni á n ɡ āo pudding

13 3) ji ǎ o zi

14 4 tān ɡ yu á n Rice dumplings The fifteenth day of the new year is celebrated as Yu á nxiāo ji é ( ) Rice dumplings sweet glutinous rice ball brewed in a soup,glutinous rice is eaten this day. Candles are lit outside houses as a way to guide wayward spirits home. This day is celebrated as the Lantern Festival,Lantern Festival and families walk the street carrying lighted lanterns. This day often marks the end of the Chinese New Year festivities.

15 tān ɡ yu á n Rice dumplings

16 Activities Indoors Chinese calligraphyChinese calligraphy posters show Chinese idiomsChinese idioms New year pictureNew year picture, Chinese knots, and paper cutting and couplets.Chinese knotspaper cutting couplets

17 Couplets

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19 Paper cuttings

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21 Outdoors Fireworks Lantern FestivalLantern Festival and Riddles Dragon danceDragon dance and Lion danceLion dance

22 Lantern FestivalLantern Festival and Riddles

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25 c á i sh é n Fortune gods

26 Let s listen c á i sh é n d à o

27 Dragon danceDragon dance and Lion danceLion dance Dragon and lion dances are common during Chinese New Year. It is believed that the loud beats of the drum and the deafening sounds of the cymbals together with the face of the dragon or lion dancing aggressively can evict bad or evil spirits. Lion dances are also popular for opening of businesses

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29 Video of the dancing g3MjAyNTY=.html ow/id_ html

30 New year songs how/id_ _ascending_1_p age_1.htmlhttp://www.youku.com/playlist_s how/id_ _ascending_1_p age_1.html ---


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