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  • 1. Chinese New Year Grace Elliott
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Decorations• Paper Cuttings: intricately cut red paper designs of the zodiac animals and lucky Chinese characters.
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Food• Noodles represent a long life• Spring roles symbolize wealth.
  • 8. Tradition• YUAN XIAO JIE: Festival of Lanterns• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueAXbtMzvOs
  • 9. Tradition• JIE CAI CENG: Welcoming the Gods of Wealth and Prosperity
  • 10. Past• Lasted two weeks• Used to share close connection to Buddhist, Taoist and folk religious practices.• Prying• Spending time for family
  • 11. Present• Spending time with family• Only one day celebration also the night before.• it is now mainly a secular celebration
  • 12. Chinese New year around the world• Spending time with family• Hong Kong- fireworks• Chinese- parades, snake swallowing• Korea- paying tribute• Lots of parades
  • 13. Chinese New year around the world• http://slideshow.nbcnews.com /slideshow/news/chinese-new-year-celebrat
  • 14. Citations• http://www.google.com/imgres?q=chinese+new+year+2013&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&sa=N&tbo=d&rls=com.microsoft:en- us&biw=1223&bih=839&tbm=isch&tbnid=hGoGBODctK_XHM:&imgrefurl=http://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/15870-sydney-chinese-new-year-festival- 2013&docid=EKH2kmxSdSf- RM&imgurl=http://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/system/event_images/74703/large_5771_CNY13_CNYSnakePage_slider_620x430_DE1.jpg %253F1358399750&w=429&h=298&ei=D7kTUdSgF-mu2QWm6IHQAw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=94&sig=113026636367245226790&page=1&tbnh =132&tbnw=192&start=0&ndsp=32&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:83&tx=124&ty=77• http://www.history.com/topics/chinese-new-year#a2• http://chineseculture.about.com/od/chinesefestivals/a/Chinese-New-Year-Chinese-New-Years-Decorations.htm• http://www.google.com/imgres?q=chinese+new+year+decorations&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&sa=N&tbo=d&rls=com.microsoft:en- us&biw=1223&bih=419&tbm=isch&tbnid=8Q-zTmfauuSefM:&imgrefurl=http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays/chinese-new- year5.htm&docid=JEJfmX7yTMZI7M&imgurl=http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/chinese-new-year- 2.jpg&w=360&h=240&ei=t78TUdnWLsPi2QX9nYC4BQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=188&vpy=117&dur=1922&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=200&ty=152&sig=113026636367 245226790&page=3&tbnh=133&tbnw=204&start=31&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:44,s:0,i:221• http://chinesefood.about.com/od/chinesenewyear/a/symbolicnewyear.htm• http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=food+during+the+chinese+new+year&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=pB- pI7lkBlezDM&tbnid=TKgZyobpR62VJM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.showfoodchef.com%2F2011%2F02%2Fyu-sheng-good-luck-food-for-chinese- new.html&ei=VCwYUfOXLuGDywH32oGQCw&bvm=bv.42080656,d.aWc&psig=AFQjCNET-kcXxrbIXzG8TVz7r06RUJElQA&ust=1360625101365269• http://www.history.com/topics/chinese-new-year-traditions-and-symbols• http://www.google.com/url? sa=i&rct=j&q=chinese+new+year+lantern+festival+2013&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=05P6aPO0Yga5SM&tbnid=bnYF7lZ6BMs4KM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=ht tp%3A%2F%2Fsinotour.com%2Fnews%2F2013taipei-pingxi-sky-lantern-festival.html&ei=YTEYUbbIJ4WRqwGgxoHYAg&bvm=bv.42080656,d.aWc&psig=AFQjCNFk- uwoIsWXiO_KBS608mNV5yeB4g&ust=1360626392722667• http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=JIE+CAI+CENG: +Welcoming+the+Gods+of+Wealth+and+Prosperity+chinese+new+year&source=images&cd=&docid=kksG4mqsuY1GiM&tbnid=VI2midTFCMsvCM:&ved=0CAUQjRw& url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.idealmagazine.co.uk%2Fkung-hei-fat-choi %2F&ei=HzQYUeCdJMSTqwGFw4GAAQ&bvm=bv.42080656,d.aWc&psig=AFQjCNHav_z_jokWPGqeO1kc69vXK_Nlcg&ust=1360627097950069• http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays/chinese-new-year.htm• http://slideshow.nbcnews.com/slideshow/news/chinese-new-year-celebrations-around-the-world-46060762/