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Chinese New Year Lesson

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Chinese New Year's is also called Spring Festival. It is the most important holiday in China. It starts on the first day of the first month of the lunar calendar and lasts for fifteen days. It is a time of new beginnings. Before the holiday starts, people clean their houses, prepare food, get a haircut, buy new clothes, and pay off debts. It is a tradition to visit family members and friends at the start of the holiday. (3-page lesson)

Chinese New Year Calendar, 2017
Chinese New Year Calendar, 2017

When is Chinese New Year?

It starts on the first day of the first month of the lunar calendar. It lasts for 15 days.

Chinese Zodiac with Animals
Chinese Zodiac with Animals

What is this?

It is a Chinese zodiac wheel.

The Chinese name their years after twelve animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar (Pig).

It is fun to see what year you were born in.

Chinese New Year Worksheets and Activities

Worksheet on China

Chinese New Year Bingo

Blank Map of China

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Dragon Coloring and Writing

Video of China