Chinese New Year

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Transcript of Chinese New Year

  • 1. Chinese New Year

2. History of Chinese New Year

  • 2600 BC
  • Legends

3. Calendar

  • Solar vs. Lunar
  • 12/30-----1/1 -----1/15
  • EveNew Years DayLantern Festival
  • The New Year's Day for the Year of Rooster is Feb 9, 2005

4. Food, Ritual and a Little Bit of Superstition

  • Dumplings ( Jiao zi )
  • Sweet Rice Pudding ( nian gao )
  • Steamed-bread ( mantou )
  • Whole Fish ( Yu)

5. Food, Ritual and a Little Bit of Superstition

  • Cleaning
  • New Clothes
  • Festive couplets ( Chun lian )
  • Cards and board games
  • Fireworks
  • Watching television
  • Lights on all night!

6. Unforgettable Nights My New Years Eve 7. Festive couplets ( Chunlian)

8. Nian Hua ( Nian hua) 9. Fu dao 10. Surplus Through the Years 11. Dumplings( Jiao zi 12. Sweet Rice Pudding( N ian gao) 13. Steamed-bread( man tou) 14. Fire Crackers or Not? 15. What Does a Feast Look Like?