What is Chinese New Year?
Like every culture has its own celebrations, traditions, festivities, holidays, and shenanigans, for Chinese, the most important holiday and celebration throughout the year is the Chinese New Year. More than 20 percent of the world celebrates the Chinese New Year!
Chinese New Year is a Chinese celebration of the new year. Like how we celebrate New Year's on the 1st of January, Chinese celebrate their new year based on their traditional Chinese calendar or Lunar Calendar. The new years for Chinese roots from various ancestral customs. Every year, the first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between the 21st of January and the 20th of February.
If you ever pay a visit to China, you will hear them referring to the festival as 'Chunji,' which means the Spring Festival! Yes, the Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival since it signifies new beginnings and fresh starts.
The lunar calendar is really old. The
Chinese have consulted it in religion,
dynasties, and social culture since the
Shang Dynasty, in the 14th century B.C. The
lunar calendar changed according to who
was in power.
Serves as a nice organize to chart out the traditions, celebration, and facts about this event.
The Chinese Zodiac, called Sheng Xiao, is based
on a twelve-year cycle. Each year in the is
associated with an animal sign. It is calculated
according to Chinese lunar calendar.
This is a sentence completion activity in most cases.
Write five sentences about Chinese New Year. Color the lantern.
Trace the letters. Fill in the missing vowel. Circle the word with the long vowel sound. Draw a box
around the word with the vowel that is different from the others.
In China, the dragon is a symbol
of wisdom, power, and wealth.
The Chinese also believe that
dragons bring good luck.
Tells us all about your sign.
In many parts of the world, people make resolutions at the turn of
the New Year. A resolution is like a promise that you make to yourself
to do something or not do something in the New Year. The Chinese
have a similar tradition for their New Year. They make duilians.
Families also traditionally get
together to make the dumplings, and
sometimes hide a coin in one of the
Unscramble the signs of the Chinese Zodiac.
Find your birth year on the chart on the next page.
Read the characteristics associated with that sign/animals. Does it sound like you?
Decorate and color the Chinese lantern. What is your
hope for this Chinese New Year?
Draw a line from the sentence to the matching picture.