My First Chinese New Year by Karen KatzBrief Review
This fictional story is told by a young girl experiencing her first Chinese New Year. She describes the different traditions and celebrations associated with this event. The illustrations are bright and colorful. I think this is a good choice for introducing youngsters to a different culture.
I could use this as a read-aloud book in a literacy class. The fun, colorful, book would make a great introduction to another cultures holiday. In an art class we could go crazy with this book. After reading it, we could make lanterns, or dragons, or some sort of project that uses the bright colors and designs associated with traditional Chinese culture.
Are there any traditions described in the book that are similar to American traditions? Many of us get new clothes around the new year, many families get together and share big meals around the holidays, we also celebrate the holidays with parades.
What are some traditions described in the book that are specific to the Chinese New Year? Sweeping away bad luck, cutting quince and plum blossoms, eating tangerines and oranges for prosperity and good luck.
I wonder how many Chinese americans celebrate the Chinese new year.
I wonder if young children get frightened by the parade dragon.
Chinese New Year Haircut Vol 5
Cut your hair, kill your uncle – and other fascinating Lunar New Year superstitions
By HK, February 12, in Society. Before the new year, or not within the first month of the new year, if memory serves me right. Isn't the risk only connected to uncles, though, so that if you don't have any living uncles it doesn't really matter? I hady hair cut yesterday. There was a RMB 20 price hike due to the new year being around the corner. You're not supposed to cut your hair after New Year, because that brings bad luck.
This festival is always held on the 2nd day of the 2nd lunar month,. This unusual belief stems from an old tale that there was once a young barber who could not afford to buy his much loved maternal uncle a gift for Chinese New Year so instead he gave him a haircut.
little annie fanny volume 2
Facebook Twitter Email. It's the biggest holiday of the year for many Chinese -- and for some the only time they get enough leave from their jobs to travel home and see their loved ones. But along with the reunions come a lot of traditions and superstitions aimed at making sure the year ahead is lucky and prosperous.
Chinese people believe that, as the Spring Festival is the start of a new year, what you do then will affect your luck in the coming year. There are many things you should not do. Traditionally many taboos are associated with the New Year Festival, but in recent years some of them have been discarded, especially among the modern urban populations in larger cities and the younger generation. It is a taboo for a person to brew herbal medicine or take medicine on the first day of the lunar year, otherwise it is believed he or she will get ill for a whole year. In some places, after the bell announcing the New Year at midnight New Year's Day, sickly people break their gallipots medicine pots in the belief that this custom will drive the illness away in the coming year. The act of sweeping on this day is associated with sweeping wealth away. Taking out garbage symbolizes dumping out the good luck or good fortune from the house.