Chinese New Year – Spring Festival




                Abby Chen
Program Director, Chinese Culture Foundation
Year of the OX
First of Chinese New
Year (Chu Yi): Jan.
26, 2009
Fifteenth of Chinese
New Year (Shi Wu):
Feb. 9, 2009
Chinese New Year Custom for Family
•   Everything is colorful
•   Clean everything before the new year
•   New clothing
• ...
Spring Festival Décor
Door Guards                     Peach Blossom
                     Couplets




                    ...
Spring Festival Food
             Must have for
             Spring Festival:
             Fish, Chicken,
             Sti...
Chinese New Year Custom for Community


•   New Year Temple Fairs
•   Flower Market
•   Lantern Appreciation & Riddles
•  ...
Chinese Culture Center & Spring Festival

Preserve, promote & influence the course of
Chinese & Chinese American culture

...
Programs at Chinese Culture Center

Preserve, promote & influence the course of
Chinese & Chinese American culture


Exhib...
Upcoming Exhibition:
Present Tense Biennial – Emerging Artists’
Perspective on Chinese Culture
Opens on May 1st, 2009
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Spring Festival 2009

  1. 1. Chinese New Year – Spring Festival Abby Chen Program Director, Chinese Culture Foundation
  2. 2. Year of the OX First of Chinese New Year (Chu Yi): Jan. 26, 2009 Fifteenth of Chinese New Year (Shi Wu): Feb. 9, 2009
  3. 3. Chinese New Year Custom for Family • Everything is colorful • Clean everything before the new year • New clothing • Greet different gods: God of food, God of fortune • Fireworks • New Door Guards • Bai Nian • Hong Bao (Lai See) • Taboos (things you don’t say) • North tradition vs. South tradition (Zhai, Baifo) • Old Tradition vs. New Tradition (Home meal)
  4. 4. Spring Festival Décor Door Guards Peach Blossom Couplets Narcissus Paper Cut
  5. 5. Spring Festival Food Must have for Spring Festival: Fish, Chicken, Sticky Rice Cake, Sticky Rice Ball Soup Northern: Dumpling Southern: Fried Sweet Dumpling, Facai (Hair Like Vegetable)
  6. 6. Chinese New Year Custom for Community • New Year Temple Fairs • Flower Market • Lantern Appreciation & Riddles • Lion & Dragon Dancing • Regional custom varies such as Dry Boat Racing, Stilts, Parades
  7. 7. Chinese Culture Center & Spring Festival Preserve, promote & influence the course of Chinese & Chinese American culture Feb. 7th & Feb. 8th: Spring Festival Celebration: Lantern Riddles Paper Cutting Couplets Performances Chinese Puzzles Opera Face Painting & More!
  8. 8. Programs at Chinese Culture Center Preserve, promote & influence the course of Chinese & Chinese American culture Exhibition, Mandarin Classes, In Search of Roots, Heritage Walking Tours, Film Screening Space for rental Gallery Shop Artwork & Podcast online
  9. 9. Upcoming Exhibition: Present Tense Biennial – Emerging Artists’ Perspective on Chinese Culture Opens on May 1st, 2009

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