Celebrate Chinese New Year

Title

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Subject

Chinese New Year,
Chinese culture,
Asian history,
Dragon dance

Description

Children have never had so many reasons to learn how Chinese people everywhere ring in the new and ring out the old. As China takes its new place on the global stage, understanding Chinese culture and values becomes ever more essential to our next generation.
For two joyous weeks red is all around. The color represents luck and happiness. Children receive money wrapped in red paper, and friends and loved ones exchange poems written on red paper. The Chinese New Year is also an opportunity to remember ancestors, and to wish peace and happiness to friends and family. The holiday ends with the Festival of Lanterns, as many large communities stage the famous Dragon Dance. Fireworks, parades, lanterns, presents, and feasts: these are some of the joys experienced by all who observe Chinese New Year.
Celebrate Chinese New Year is the latest, timely addition to National Geographic’s popular Holidays Around the World series. With 25 colorful images and a simple, educational text, the book is a lively invitation to revel in this child-friendly, national and international holiday. Carolyn Otto brings the historical and cultural aspects of the Chinese New Year into focus, and young readers experience the full flavor of an event celebrated by over a billion people in China, and countless others worldwide.

Creator

Yuan, Haiwang & Otto, Carolyn

Date

2008

Rights

This resource may be copyright-protected. You may make use of this resource, with proper attribution, for educational and other non-commercial uses only. Please contact National Geographic (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/) for permission to reproduce.

Relation

Book

Language

eng

Type

Text

Extent

Information:
https://works.bepress.com/haiwangyuan/26/

Collection

Citation

Yuan, Haiwang & Otto, Carolyn , “Celebrate Chinese New Year,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed August 18, 2019, http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/95.