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  • 1. Happy Chinese New Year! Written by Jessica Kratzer, Literacy & Assistive Technology Coach, D75 This book dedicated to the Ho Family in Oakland, CA. Boardmaker, The Picture Communication Symbols © 1981-2004 by Mayer-Johnson. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Used with Permission.
  • 2. The Chinese New Year celebration lasts 15 days. 15
  • 3. The 15 th day of the New Year is celebrated with a Lantern Festival.
  • 4. People buy or make lots and lots of beautiful lanterns.
  • 5. Families who celebrate Chinese New Year get together.
  • 6. Families think about their ancestors, the family members who came before them.
  • 7. During Chinese New Year, the people eat LOTS of food!
  • 8. People decorate their homes with oranges, candy, and flowers.
  • 9. Plants and flowers are important because they represent new growth. Homes with blooming flowers are considered lucky.
  • 10. You are not allowed to clean on New Year’s Day so your home must be cleaned before then.
  • 11. Red is considered a bright, happy color that will bring a bright future to the person who wears it.
  • 12. All over the world there are Chinese New Year parades.
  • 13. Let’s celebrate Chinese New Year!