2010 New Year Presentation

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  • 1. CHINESE NEW YEAR
  • 2. Chinese New Year
      • The Chinese year 4708 begins on Feb-14, 2010
      • Spring Festival ( 春 节 , Chun jie) 15 days
      • New Year’s Eve ( 除夕 , Chu xi,Feb-13)
      • Lunar New Year ( 大年初一 , Da nian chu yi,Feb-14)
      • Lantern Festival ( 元宵节, Fifteenth day from Spring Festival,Feb-28)
  • 3. The Story behind New Year
      • The nián ( 年 /year) was a man-eating beast from the mountains.
      • The people used loud noises (i.e.. firecrackers) and the red color to scare it away.
      • These customs led to the first New Year celebrations ( 过年 , Guo nian), which means the passing of the nian beast.
  • 4. 12 Traditional Zodiacs 1.Rat 2.Ox 3.Tiger 4.Rabbit 5.Dragon 6.Snake 7.Horse 8.Goat 9.Monkey 10.Rooster 11.Dog 12.Boar Years: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020 Years: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021 Years: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022 Years: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023 Years: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024 Years: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025 Years: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, Years: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, Years: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 Years: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, Years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, Years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019,
  • 5. 2010 is the year of Tiger
  • 6. Common New Year Practices
      • Food
      • Greeting
      • Fire crackers
      • Red envelopes
      • Dress/Decorations
      • Red banners or couplets
      • New Year parade
  • 7. New Year’s Food The reunion dinner is held on New Year's Eve. Different dish has different meaning. Fish: Chinese phrase ( 年年有餘 , nian nian you yu) means "may there be surpluses every year." Dumplings: ( 饺子 , jiaozi) resemble ancient Chinese gold ingots ( 金元宝 , jin yuan bao). Noodles: It means long life.
  • 8. Greetings Happy new year 新年快樂 ( Xin Nian Kuai Le) Congratulations and be prosperous 恭喜發財 (Gong Xi Fa Cai )
  • 9. Dress for New Year H appy New Year!
  • 10. Parade---Drum performance
  • 11. Parade---Dragon Dance
  • 12. Parade-Lion Dance
  • 13. Red banners, couplets and pictures
  • 14. Chinese New Year decoration in London's Chinatown
  • 15.
    • Thanks to
      • Richard Ding
      • Jane Lu
      • China Post Office
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