"Chinese New Year" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Chinese New Year

    CHINEESE NEW YEAR Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the New Year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the New Year is called the Lantern Festival‚ which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade. The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an extra month once every few

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    For other traditions of celebrating lunar new year‚ see Lunar New Year. Chinese New Year Lion dancers at Historic Chinatown Gate‚ Chinese New Year‚ Hing Hay Park‚ Seattle‚ Washington (February 3‚ 2011) Also called Lunar New Year‚ Spring Festival‚ New Year Observed by Chinese communities worldwide[1] Type Cultural‚ Religious (Buddhist‚ Taoist‚ Confucian) Significance The first day of the Chinese calendar (lunisolar calendar) 2012 date Monday‚ January 23‚ Dragon 2013 date Sunday‚ February

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    Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday celebrated among Chinese people. It is often referred to as the spring festival because it signals the beginning of spring. It is a time when families and friends get together to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new. It originally lasted for 15 days‚ but now only lasts for 5 to 7 days. The exact origin of this Chinese New Year holiday is too old to be traced‚ but many explanations still exist. One idea is that the holiday originated when a beast named

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    Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The new year begins on the first day of the Chinese calendar‚ which usually falls in February‚ and the festivities continue for 15 days. At Chinese New Year celebrations‚ people wear red clothes‚ give children “lucky money” in red envelopes and set off firecrackers. Red symbolizes fire‚ which the Chinese believe drives away bad luck. Family members gather at each other’s homes for extravagant

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    Aixuan Li 03/29/2012 Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is the most important festival of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China‚ it is known as "Spring Festival." People celebrate this day by enjoy the Dragon dances‚ Lion dances‚ fireworks‚ family gathering‚ family meal‚ visiting friends and relatives ‚ giving red envelopes‚ and decorating with duilian(usually represented as two lines of poems that match together to wish people good luck and was hung on the wall of the front

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    significance of the Chinese holidays celebrated in Suriname which has significances among the Surinamese people. These two significant holidays are: The Chinese New Year and The Chinese Moon Festival. They are also the most important and economic holiday for the Surinamese Chinese and also worldwide for the Chinese people. These holidays are not nationally in Suriname as yet. This is not only celebrated by the Chinese but also celebrated by the non-Chinese people. These Chinese holidays are to bring

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  • Chinese New Year

    you celebrate Chinese New Year with your family and friends? Well in “Begin with a Bang” by Jasper Connor and “The Night Of Lights‚” by Brenda Comper‚ both discuss Chinese celebrations. Did you know that each tradition the Chinese people must perform has its own symbolic meaning? Chinese New Year is very different from other New Year celebrations. It has its own significance celebration and traditions. For example‚ in “Begin With A Bang” by Jasper Conner he talks about what Chinese people do in

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    The Chinese New Year is now popularly known as the Spring Festival because it starts at the beginning of spring . The beginning of spring is usually around the forth or fifth of Feburary. It’s origins are too old to be traced but several explanations have been presented. All agree that the word Nian‚ now chinese for year‚ was originally the name of a monster that started to prey on people the night before the beginning of the new year. One legend goes that the monster had an enormous mouth that could

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  • Preparation for Chinese New Year

    Preparations for the New Year begin a couple of weeks before the big day. This is a fun time full of anticipation and joy as we get ready for the thrill and excitement of the celebrations. According to the traditions‚ this is the time to clean the house‚ prepare food for the feast and make banners and decorations special for the New Year. A clean house to welcome the New Year Before the New Year comes‚ it is one of the Chinese New Year customs to clean the house from top to bottom to get rid off

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  • The Chinese New Year in Usa

    Experiencing Chinese New Year‚ Age 18‚ Far Away from Home Haoyuan Liu 1/30/2013 ENG1010-021 Summary: I experienced the Chinese New Year without my family‚ far away from home. When I was 18 years old‚ I left my hometown in China‚ Chengdu‚ and came to America to study. I have been gone 14 long months. Have you ever been badly homesick? Have you ever felt lonely? Admittedly‚ I do have such feelings since then. I miss my home. Curiously‚ I find that handwriting letters can help me stay in touch

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