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  1. 1. Darien Thompson, Will Carr, Brennan Fee Chinese New Year
  2. 2. Colors <ul>During the Chinese New Year, it is common to see colors such as red, representing happiness, and gold, symbolizing wealth and prosperity. </ul>
  3. 3. Customs & Celebrations <ul>Bringing a bag of oranges and tangerines to family members' houses is very common during New Year. Including peanuts in a candy tray is said to bring a long life. Lanterns are often hung during New Years. </ul>
  4. 4. Pre-Festival Activities <ul>Starting on the 23 rd of the the 12 th month, they will begin thoroughly cleaning houses, shopping for family, and cooking for their guests. On the last night of the month, the people in China will stay up all night with their family, waiting on the new year. At midnight, they will often eat dumplings, and sometimes even set off firecrackers. </ul>
  5. 5. Day One <ul>Day one begins on the first day of the first month. On the first day, elders will often times give money in a small, red envelope and small toys to children. Cleaning stops after New Years for a bit. Some Chinese even give up meat for the day, and prayers are said. </ul>
  6. 6. DaysAfter the Festival <ul><li>Day Two:
  7. 7. More prayers are often said.
  8. 8. Days Three and Four:
  9. 9. In-laws are celebrated by the sons-in-law.
  10. 10. Day Five:
  11. 11. On this day, it is often considered bad luck to leave the house. </li></ul><ul><li>Day Six to Ten:
  12. 12. People often go out and visit the rest of their families.
  13. 13. Days Ten- Twelve:
  14. 14. Family members often come over for dinner.
  15. 15. Day Fifteen:
  16. 16. The Lantern Festival. </li></ul>
  17. 17. “ Fu Dao Le.” <ul><li>Means “luck or fortune has arrived.”
  18. 18. The Chinese often make posters with this saying on it in gold and red writing. They then hang it, welcoming in good fortune and luck. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Hongbao <ul>Honbao is a red envelope given out around New Years in China containing money, usually by elders and married adults to unmarried adults and children. They are said to give good fortune and luck to the receiver. It is considered rude to open your Hongbao in front of the giver. There are also different designs. </ul>
  20. 20. Couplets <ul><li>Couplets are Chinese poems written on two seperate sheets.
  21. 21. Often written on red paper.
  22. 22. Difficult to translate. The words sometimes are words one would not usually use together, showing the work that went into them. </li></ul>
  23. 23. New Years Posters <ul><li>Emerged during the Ming Dynasty, and became popular during the Qing Dynasty.
  24. 24. Generally a wood engraving, and the words are created using watercolor block printing.
  25. 25. A very popular one reads, “having grain to spare for years coming.” A picture of a boy holding a large carp and a lotus flower near him is often on the poster.
  26. 26. Considered good omens for the upcoming years. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Sayings During the New Year <ul>Pinyin: <li>gōng xǐ fā cái
  28. 28. xīn nián kuài lè
  29. 29. chú jiù bù xīn
  30. 30. nián nián yǒu yú </li></ul><ul>English Translations: <li>“ Congratulations and Prosperity.”
  31. 31. “ Happy New Year!”
  32. 32. “ Relace the old with the new.”
  33. 33. “ Wishing you prosperity every year.” </li></ul>