Summery• This year it is on February 10,2013• Chinese new year or spring festive is the most social and economic holiday in china.• Leader Mao Zedong(1893-1976) forbade celebrating the traditional Chinese new year and followed the Gregorian calendar in its dealings with the west.
Summery• By the end of the 20th century Chinese leaders were more willing to accept the Chinese traditions.• Family gather around the television to watch Spring Festival Gala: an annual variety show featuring trational and contemporary singers, dancers and magic.
Decorations• Chunlian: simply long, narrow red strips of paper or diamond-shaped paper printed with black or gold Chinese characters . You hang these in the doorway of your home.• Kitchen God: hangs in the kitchen• Wood Block Prints: have door god printed on them.
Decorations• Paper Cuttings: intricately cut red paper designs of the zodiac animals and lucky Chinese characters.
Food• How food looks is a big part of the Chinese New Year.• Serving a whole chicken during the Chinese New Year season symbolizes family togetherness
Food• Noodles represent a long life• Spring roles symbolize wealth.
Tradition• YUAN XIAO JIE: Festival of Lanterns• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueAXbtMzvOs
Tradition• JIE CAI CENG: Welcoming the Gods of Wealth and Prosperity
Past• Lasted two weeks• Used to share close connection to Buddhist, Taoist and folk religious practices.• Prying• Spending time for family
Present• Spending time with family• Only one day celebration also the night before.• it is now mainly a secular celebration
Chinese New year around the world• Spending time with family• Hong Kong- fireworks• Chinese- parades, snake swallowing• Korea- paying tribute• Lots of parades
Chinese New year around the world• http://slideshow.nbcnews.com /slideshow/news/chinese-new-year-celebrat