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Chinese new year
• Chinese New Year is an
important traditional Chinese holiday.
In China, it is also known as the Spring
...
Decoration
• After the cleaning, people will decorate
the house to welcome the New Year.
Most of the decorations are red i...
Shou sui
• Shou Sui means after the New Year's Eve
dinner, family member will normally stay awake
during the night. Some p...
Fireworks
• Fireworks are used to drive away the
evil in China. Right after the 12:00PM of
the New Year's Eve, fireworks w...
Yummy…
• Chinese New Year Foods are very
important to Chinese people. All family
members come together to eat at this
time...
Chinese ancestors
• The first stop of the day is the temple
to worship ancestors and welcome the
New Year. Families bring ...
Dragon dance
• Dragons are of course legendary
animals, but they are important to
Chinese people who think of dragons as
h...
Trade & industries
Industry produced 72.8 percent of China’s
gross domestic product in 2005. Industry
(including mining, m...
Thank you for
watching…
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  1. 1. Chinese new year • Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally ran from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival, on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the "Lunar New Year".
  2. 2. Decoration • After the cleaning, people will decorate the house to welcome the New Year. Most of the decorations are red in color. The most popular New Year decorations are upside down fu, dui lian, lantern, year paint, paper cutting, door god, etc..
  3. 3. Shou sui • Shou Sui means after the New Year's Eve dinner, family member will normally stay awake during the night. Some people just stay until the mid night, after the fireworks. According to tales and legends, there was a mythical beast called the "Year". At the night of New Year's Eve, the "Year" will come out to harm people, animals, and proprieties. Later people found that the "Year" is afraid of red color, fire, and loud sound. Therefore, at the New Year's Eve night, people will launch fireworks, put on some fires, and stay awakes the whole night to fend of the "Year".
  4. 4. Fireworks • Fireworks are used to drive away the evil in China. Right after the 12:00PM of the New Year's Eve, fireworks will be launched to celebrate the coming of the New Year as well as driven away the evil. It is believed that the person who launched the first Fireworks in the New Year will get good luck.
  5. 5. Yummy… • Chinese New Year Foods are very important to Chinese people. All family members come together to eat at this time. Chinese newyear foods are not only delicious but it is traditional to eat certain foods over this festival. Chinese Dumplings, Fish, Spring Rolls, Nian Gao are usually seen as delicious and eaten at this time.
  6. 6. Chinese ancestors • The first stop of the day is the temple to worship ancestors and welcome the New Year. Families bring offerings of food such has fruit, dates, and candied peanuts and burn sticks of incense and stacks of paper money.
  7. 7. Dragon dance • Dragons are of course legendary animals, but they are important to Chinese people who think of dragons as helpful, friendly creatures. They are linked to good luck, long life and wisdom.
  8. 8. Trade & industries Industry produced 72.8 percent of China’s gross domestic product in 2005. Industry (including mining, manufacturing, constructi on, and power) contributed 46.8 percent of GDP in 2010 and occupied 27 percent of the workforce in 2007. The manufacturing sector produced 44.1 percent of GDP in 2004 and accounted for 11.3 percent of total employment in 2006. China is the world’s leading manufacturer of chemical fertilizers, cement, and steel
  9. 9. Thank you for watching…
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