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  • 1. New Year in China
  • 2. New Year in China iscompletely differentand unique from any of the NewYearcelebrations made in any part ofthe world.It is also called as ‘The SpringFestival.The day of New Year is celebratedonthe first day of the first month oftheChinese calendar. In China, thereis noone fixed day of the New Year, andthusthe date changes every year.
  • 3. The Chinese New Year festivities are held atthe end of January or beginning of Februaryfor a period of one month.During this time, Chinese people celebratethe end of the winter season.
  • 4. The celebration of the Chinese New Year is rich intradition and full of happiness.
  • 5. Preparationsbegin in December when shops are filled with people buyinggifts. Buying new shoes is extremely important because it isbelieved that if you walk in old shoes on New Year’s Day, youwill have bad luck.
  • 6. People buy new red clothes, get a haircut, and clean anddecorate their houses with red banners with popular themesof “happiness”, “wealth”, and “long life”
  • 7. On the Eve of Chinese New Year, they have abig family supper.Traditional dishes arepigs, ducks, chicken and sweets.
  • 8. Early the next morning, children greettheir parents by wishing them a healthy and happy newyear, and receive money in red paper envelopes.
  • 9. For the next two weeks, all shops are closed as people enjoyvisiting friends and relatives
  • 10. Traditional NewYears gifts areoranges, tangerines and sweets.
  • 11. Last day of Chinese New Year is celebrated as LanternFestival. Colourful lanterns are hung everywhere
  • 12. In the streets a Dragon parade takes place
  • 13. The dragon is very long, made of paper andpainted in bright colours.
  • 14. Dragons are considered good luck in China.Men stand under the dragon’s head and body.
  • 15. The parade goes through the streets as people cheer and setoff firecrackers.
  • 16. What do you remember about New Year in China?
  • 17. When do Chinese people celebrate New Year?How long?
  • 18. What is traditional food for New Year family supper?What is traditional present for Chinese children?
  • 19. How is the last day of the Chinese New Year celebrated?What can you see in this picture?
  • 20. What is the difference between celebrating New Year inRussia and China?