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CMA 2015 Lunar New Year
Transcript of CMA 2015 Lunar New Year
Lunar new year, also called the spring festival, is based on the lunar calendar. The lunar calendar is based on the cycle of the moon. every year lunar new year is celebrated on different days because every year the cycle of the moon is different. Lunar new year is 15 days long and celebrated in vietnam, korea, china, mongolia, and Tibet.
The Red envelope
on lunar new year people give one another a red envelope, which contains money. the red color of the envelope symbolizes good luck. the amount of money in the envelope is usually an even number, that the chinese believe to bring good luck. However, not the number 4 because the word "four" resembles the word "death" in chinese and signifies bad luck. The red envelope is also used to give dragon/lion performers as an offering for their performance. the origin for the red envelope tradition is unknown.
1936, 1948, 1960,
1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Loyal, Reliable, fair,
Years: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
each culture has a different type of traditional clothing they wear for special events. here are a few of the traditional clothes;
the ao dai is a vietnamese national costume. some schools in vietnam require students to wear ao dai to school.
the cheongsam is a body-hugging one piece chinese dress for females, also known in chinese as qipao, and mandaring gown in english.
the hanbok is the traditional Korean dress. both males and females wear the hanbok, there are just slight differences between them.
long ago, in china, the jade emperor wanted to find a way to measure time. he decide to have a race, so he called 13 animals. the goal was to cross a river and the finish line was on the shore. the race started and the rat, jumped on the ox with the cat. When the three were close to the finish line, the rat pushed the cat off into the water. The rat jumped ahead the ox and finished first. then the ox finished second, then the tiger. the rabbit was jumping across the stones, but slipped and fell. the dragon came in fifth because he had stopped to help some villagers and the rabbit floating on a log.The horse galloped quickly, but the snake slithered between his legs and got sixth place, leaving the horse with seventh.
Zodiac animal race
Characteristics: Enthusiastic, brave, caring, confident
Years: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Characteristics: Trusting, honest, outgoing, caring
Years: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Characteristics: creative, energetic, charismatic, kind
Years: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2013
Characteristics: smart, charming, hard-worker, kind
Years: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2014
Characteristics: energetic, courageous, smart, adventurous
Years: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Characteristics: calm, creative, kind, charming
Years: 1942, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Characteristics: active, charming, bright, energetic
years: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004,2016
characteristics: honest, energetic, smart, trusting
years: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
characteristics: loyal, honest, brave, smart
years: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Characteristics: kind, smart, sociable, stylish
Years: 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
in this picture the teacher in the middle is wearing a cheongsam and the two girls on each side are wearing an aoi dai.
the dragon dance is a traditional performance in chinese culture. like the lion, it is seen in festive celebrations. the dance team mimics the supposed movements of the dragon in a curving, smooth manner. the music playing while the dragon is dancing is, the heartbeat of the dragon. the dragon dance is known for giving good fortune to people, just like the lion dance.
The lion dance is another traditional performance and is almost exactly the same as the dragon dance. just like the dragon dance, the music playing during the lion dance is the heartbeat of the lion. The lion dance only has a few differences. an easy way to tell one of the differences is that, a lion has two dancers while a dragon needs many people. the lion dance's basic movements can be found in most chinese martial arts.
Many Asian cultures prepare for the New Year by cleaning their house and cooking special holiday foods. There are Many new year customs. Some of them are: visiting someone’s house on the first day of the New Year, worshipping ancestors, giving lucky money to children and adults, and opening shops. The New Year is also an occasion for family reunions. During the New Year people visit their relatives and go to temples, forgetting about the troubles of the past year, and wishing for a better upcoming year.
during the holiday, people Often wear red and gold throughout the New Year because, it is believed that red will scare away evil spirits and bad fortune and yellow is believed to bring fortune. Also, people mostly wear new clothes from head to toe to represent a new beginning in the new year. Wearing new clothes also means having more than enough things to use and wear in the new year.
However, people Avoid clothes in black and white, as black is a symbol of bad luck, and white is a traditional Chinese funeral color.
The monkey, the sheep/goat/ram, and the rooster helped each other to the finish line by finding a raft and steering it together; the sheep came in eighth place, the monkey in ninth, and the rooster in tenth. then the dog who had bathed in the river, and the last one was the pig/boar who had stopped to eat. and so the lunar calender follows this sequence, and the cat who was tricked by the rat missed the race and was not included in the calender.
Lunar new year has many different cultures that celebrate it. Many of those cultures have different names for the animals. for example, the vietnamese have a goat while the chinese have a sheep. that is why some of the animals have multiple names.
Lunar New year
is also when
and staff are honored and
By: Angel Dao, Kevin Kim, And
Christa Mcauliffe Academy
student technology leadership
Mrs. Huynh, cma 3rd grade teacher, lunar new year chairman
Mr. koranda, cma stl advisor
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