Sunday, January 8, 2017

Chinese New Year

Today we read about the way Chinese people celebrate New Year.

Chinese New Year begins sometime between January 21st and February 20th , and lasts 15 days.
 Dragon is a symbol of good luck they are sometimes used in Chinese New Year parades.

 Chinese New Year Is a Special Time!

 People say good-bye to the old year and welcome the New Year.

 A Time for Color: 

Many people wear red and gold. Those colors are thought to bring happiness and wealth.  Family and friends give children small red envelopes filled with money.

A Time for Food:

 People eat special foods, such as noodles, during Chinese New Year. They also eat dumplings and other foods called dim sum.

 A Time for Good Wishes: 

People decorate their homes with paper decorations and scrolls.  They usually show symbols of good luck, wealth, and happiness.

 A Time for Celebration:

 The Chinese lion dance is often part of the Chinese New Year celebration. People believe that the dance

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Chinese Zodiac

2017 is the Year of the Rooster according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Rooster starts from Jan. 28, 2017 (Chinese New Year) and lasts to Feb. 15, 2018.

The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a twelve-year cycle, each year in that cycle related to an animal sign. These signs are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. It is calculated according to Chinese lunar calendar.

12 Zodiac Signs
There has been a relationship between human and the 12 zodiacal animals. It is believed that the years represented by the animals affect the characters of people in the same way like the western astrology signs.
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