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					China's traditional festivals have evolved through the
  centuries from past major events.
• Long ago when people had a bountiful harvest, they
  gathered and celebrated their good fortune with gala
  performances.
• When natural disasters struck, they offered
  sacrifices to the gods and their ancestors, hoping for
  a blessing.
• The change of the seasons, flowers in spring, and
  the bright moon in autumn could all arouse their
  longing for a more beautiful life.
• Thus, creative activities were held to signify these
  events. Gradually these activities developed into
  festivals.
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Chinese New Year
     • Summary
    • Decoration
  • Entertainment
   • Special food
     • Tradition



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        Chinese New Year
• According to the Chinese calendar, the New
  Moon on the first day of the new year -- the
  full moon 15 days later. The Day is the Chinese
  Lunar New Year, also Spring Festival.
• Chinese New Year, Celebrated internationally,
  including in Chinatowns, Chinese New Year is
  the most important holiday of the Chinese
  people, and many East Asians such as
  Mongolians, Koreans and Vietnamese who
  have holidays which fall on the same day.
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                                           Guò Nián
                                            过 年
• New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are celebrated as a
  family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving. The
  celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious
  ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth, the gods
  of the household and the family ancestors.
• The sacrifice to the ancestors, the most vital of all the
  rituals, united the living members with those who had
  passed away. Departed relatives are remembered with
  great respect because they were responsible for laying the
  foundations for the fortune and glory of the family.
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              Decoration
Chūn lián
 春 联 Spring couplet




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                            Chūn lián
                              春 联
                          Spring couplet




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Decoration
  Mén shén
    门 神
 Door God




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Decoration
  Nián huà
  年画
  New Year Picture




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Decoration
dēnglóng
  灯 笼 Lantern




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Decoration
 Jiǎn zhĭ
  剪 纸 papercuts




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My Chinese classroom




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                          Entertainment

                          Biān pào
                          鞭炮 fireworks


                          Yān huā
                          烟花
                          firecrackers

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                                       Entertainment
                                       Wŭ lóng
                                       舞龙
                                       dragon dance




Wŭ shī
 舞 狮
lion dance

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              Special Food
jiǎozi
饺子
Chinese dumpling




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Special Food




                              Nián gāo
                                 年 糕
                              New year’s rice cake
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                  Tradition
Hóng bāo
红包
Red Packets




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 Greetings

Gōng xĭ fā cái 恭 喜 发 财
Congratulations for getting rich!

Xīn nián kuài lè 新 年 快 乐
Happy new year!
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