domingo, 30 de janeiro de 2011

Happy Chinese New Year!

Dear parents, on 31 st of January an 1 st of Febuary, we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year. During this period, we will be making an art project in reference to this holiday: A chinese dragon.

In countries such as Australia , Canada, Brazil and the United States , although Chinese New Year is not an official holiday.

Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Chinese new year vary widely. People will pour out their money to buy presents, decoration, material, food, and clothing. It is also the tradition that every family thoroughly cleans the house to sweep away any ill-fortune in hopes to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red colour paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of "happiness", "wealth", and "longevity". On the Eve of Chinese New Year, supper is a feast with families. Food will include such items as pigs, ducks, chicken and sweet delicacies. The family will end the night with firecrackers. Early the next morning, children will greet their parents by wishing them a healthy and happy new year, and receive money in red paper envelopes. The Chinese New Year tradition is a great way to reconcile; forgetting all grudges, and sincerely wish peace and happiness for everyone.

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Now you can make a Chinese Lantern



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