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Chinese New Year

  1. 1. Chinese New Year 除夕和新年
  2. 2. History of Chinese New Year <ul><li>2600 BC </li></ul><ul><li>Legends </li></ul>
  3. 3. Calendar <ul><li>Solar vs. Lunar </li></ul><ul><li>12/30-----1/1 -----1/15 </li></ul><ul><li>Eve—New Year’s Day—Lantern Festival </li></ul><ul><li>The New Year's Day for the Year of Rooster is Feb 9, 2005 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Food, Ritual and a Little Bit of Superstition <ul><li>Dumplings ( 饺子 Jiao zi ) </li></ul><ul><li>Sweet Rice Pudding ( 年糕 nian gao ) </li></ul><ul><li>Steamed-bread ( 馒头 man tou ) </li></ul><ul><li>Whole Fish ( 鱼 Yu) </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Food, Ritual and a Little Bit of Superstition <ul><li>Cleaning </li></ul><ul><li>New Clothes </li></ul><ul><li>Festive couplets ( 春联 Chun lian ) </li></ul><ul><li>Cards and board games </li></ul><ul><li>Fireworks </li></ul><ul><li>Watching television </li></ul><ul><li>Lights on all night! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Unforgettable Nights —My New Year’s Eve
  7. 7. Festive couplets ( 春联 Chun lian) <ul><li>“ 千门万户幢幢日,总把新桃换旧符” </li></ul><ul><li>王安石 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Nian Hua ( 年画 Nian hua)
  9. 9. 福到 ( Fu dao )
  10. 10. 莲(连)年有鱼(余) Surplus Through the Years
  11. 11. Dumplings ( 饺子 Jiao zi )
  12. 12. Sweet Rice Pudding ( 年糕 N ian gao)
  13. 13. Steamed-bread ( 馒头 man tou)
  14. 14. Fire Crackers or Not?
  15. 15. What Does a Feast Look Like?

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