Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year is a time of great celebration, symbolism and mythology. It's known as the Chinese Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival. It celebrates the end of the winter season and the seasonal transition into spring.
The Chinese New Year festival begins on the first day of the first month and ends with the Lantern Festival, celebrated on the 15th day of the traditional Chinese calendar.
Most Chinese families traditionally celebrate this holiday with a large family dinner. The holiday is celebrated for fifteen days. Each day brings new traditions and celebrations. For example, on the fifth day Chinese families eat dumplings, give thanks to the god of wealth and set off firecrackers.
Chinese New Year's Classroom Resources.
With so much rich tradition and mythology to explore, the Chinese New Year can be a very fun classroom unit. Explore the worksheets, clip art and lesson plans available at TeacherPlanet.com. They're all designed to help you bring this rich holiday into your classroom. Help your students embrace other cultures and explore the rich traditions of the Chinese culture.