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Chinese New Year

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Cole Fiorita

on 16 May 2013

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Transcript of Chinese New Year

Zhu - "The Pig"
豬 Chinese New Year 中国新年 中国新年 Review of Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese Calender.

In China it is known as the spring festival.

The spring season is the start of the Chinese calender.

The origin of Chinese New Year is centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions.

People will spend their money to buy presents, decorations, materials, food, and clothing. Chinese New Year Cuisine 中国新年美食 The New Years Eve dinner is very large and includes dishes of meat (namely pork and chicken), fish and leek.

Most dinners also feature a communal hot pot as it is believed to signify the coming together of the family members for the meal.

Buddha's delight: an elaborate vegetarian dish served by chinese families on the eve and the first day of the New Year. Traditional Chinese New Year 传统 According to tales and legends, the beginning of Chinese New Year started with the fight against a mythical beast called the Nian.

Nian would come on the first day of New Year to eat livestock, crops, and even villagers, especially children.

The villagers then understood that the Nian was afraid of the color red. Villagers then put up red all around their homes to protect them and their farms. Shû - "The Rat"
鼠 Niú - "The Ox"
牛 Hû - "The Tiger☻"
虎 Tù - "The Rabbit"
兔 Lóng - "The Dragon" 寵 Shé - "The Snake"
蛇 Mâ - "The Horse"
馬 Yáng - "The Sheep"
羊 Hóu - "The Monkey
猴 Jī - "The Rooster"
雞 Gôu - "The Dog"
狗 Rats are born under the sign of charm and aggressiveness.

鼠的人天生有魅力和侵略性. Pigs are careful and caring. Put your trust in him, he won't let you down。
猪不会你失望的。 Oxen are hard-working and determined on holding onto their beliefs.

属牛的人勤,抓住他的信仰决定 Snakes have always been the seducers of human beings.

蛇一直是人的迷惑。 Tigers are daring and fight for what they believe

属虎的人是勇敢和争取 Rabbits are usually kind and well mannered

属兔的人通常都是善良和彬彬有礼 Dragons are idealists, perfectionists, they are born thinking they are perfect。

是理想主者,完美主者。 Horses are active and energetic. They dress well and are always worried about their appearance

是极而充活力。他穿得好,是担心自己的外表 Sheep are sensitive。the goat is another sign that does represents one as a survivor

山羊敏感,表明它代表一个幸存者 Monkeys are very clever. Their charm and humor is the key to their popularity

猴子很明。他有魅力和幽默 Roosters are very observant. And most of the time, they are very accurate and precise with their observation

他非常准确和精确。 Dog people are honest, faithful and sincere. They respect tradition and value honor, and enjoy helping people

属狗的人尊重名誉,并于助。 Bibliography http://pages.infinit.net
http://chinese-zodiac-symbols.com/ Years of the Rat:
1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, and 2008 Years of the Ox:
1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 Years of the Tiger:
1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 Years of the Rabbit:
1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, Years of the Dragon:
1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 Years of the Snake:
1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 Years of the Horse:
1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 Years of the Sheep:
1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 Years of the Monkey:
1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 Years of the Rooster:
1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 Years of the Dog:
1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 Years of the Pig:
1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
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