Transcript: Paper cutting dragon dance occurs at the end of the Chinese New Year parade the "Tray of Togetherness" is an arrangement of candy and other candied fruits-coconut represents togetherness The traditional belief is that red and gold colors bring good luck and prosperity This is why many Chinese New Year decorations are red and gold http://www.chssc.org/Festival/Lantern/Lantern%20Festival.htm the last day of Spring Festival; celebration of new year does not end until this has happened http://www.china-family-adventure.com/dragon-dance.html http://www.lantern-festival.com/about-lantern-festival/lantern-festival-facts.html http://education2.uvic.ca/Faculty/mroth/438/china/decorations.html Dragon Dancing Sources Used: Art and Decorations of Spring Festival Oranges and the "Tray of Togetherness" http://www.easytourchina.com/fact-v350-chinese-paper-cutting dragon dancers perform with one person operating the head, and others moving the body it is believed that longer dragons bring more luck different colors represent different fortunes: green for good harvest, gold for prosperity, red for good luck are sometimes decorated to depict scenes from history or to represent heroic figures may show themes of traditional values often contain the pictures of the 12 animals from the Chinese zodiac system originates from Eastern Han dynasty paper cutting knives people light lanterns and spend time with family RED AND GOLD How To: use scissors or engraving knives put paper on soft surface, cut with knife scissors can cut up to 8 pieces of paper at a time professionals can cut drawings freehandedly Significance of Colors oranges or tangerines are traditional gifts when visiting friends during the Spring Festival-they represent a strong relationship Lantern Festival Lantern Decorations Plants and Flowers symbolize rebirth, new growth, wealth, prosperity plum blossoms, bamboo, and pine sprigs are popular symbols of good friends, reliability, and steadiness pussy willow,azalea, peony and water lily or narcissus are other choices http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2012-01/27/c_131378542_2.htm celebrated on January 15 of the Chinese lunar calendar began with the invention of paper was popular in royal palaces or in the homes of nobility started to spread in 13th century became a decoration in festivals and other celebrations, like weddings http://traditions.cultural-china.com/en/14Traditions99.html
Transcript: Many centuries old Traced back to Shang Dynasty in 14th century BC Re-named Spring Festival in 1912 Communists took over China in 1949, and for many years, Chinese New Year was not celebrated. Celebration became popular again in the 1980s. In 1996, China instituted a week long vacation in honor of the Spring Festival. Preceding Day Festivities House Cleaning Based off the phases of the moon Always falls on the 2nd new moon after the winter solstice Chinese New Year falls between January 21st and February 20th By: Lauren Frank and Haley Vannoy Purchasing New Clothes Evil monster, Nian Clean homes from top to bottom Clears out bad luck from the previous year, and readys the home to receive good fortune Cleaning supplies are put away, so the good luck is not swept away Days One-Five Signifies a fresh new start for the coming year Wearing red is encouraged to rid the family of bad spirits Days Six-Nine Days Ten-Fifteen Other Traditions Day 6 -- Visit temples to pray for good health during new year Day 7 -- Birthday of all humans Day 8 -- Family dinner is held and they pray to Tian Gong Day 9 -- Make offerings of sugarcane to the Jade Emperor Chinese New Year Over Time Fifteen-Day Celebration Traditions Chinese New Year Days 10-12 -- Full of family dinners to celebrate the new year Day 13 -- Vegetarian food is eaten to cleanse bodies Day 14 -- Preparations are made for the Lantern Festival the next day Day 15 -- Lantern Festival marks the end of the Chinese New Year Lunar Calender Day 1 -- Abstain from meat and visit eldest members in the family Day 2 -- Pray for ancestors and gods; birthday of all dogs Days 3-4 -- Visit with family and friends Day 5 -- Welcome God of Wealth and shoot off firecrackers History and Orgins Nian prayed on innocent villiagers Old wise man tells people that loud noises and hanging red paper will destroy evil monster Known as "the passing of Nian" Decorating home with brightly blossomed flowers to symbolize a new beginning Hanging up posters with the Chinese word "fu" which translates to luck and happiness Family dinners where moon cakes are served Legend
Transcript: When Chinese New Year first started people of China would draw pictures on their doors to scare the devils away. Interesting Facts: One of the things the Chinese do during Chinese New Year is worship the Jade Emperor with an abundance of gifts to thank him for protecting them. http://www.chinatravel.com/focus/chinese-new-year/celebration.htm Before the chinese go out of the house they shoot off firecrackers to scare the evil spirits from their home. Chinese New Year began because of the legends and tales told in China about a beast called Nian. Chinese New Year Pictures: Many Chinese families will also visit their friends,and neighbors. They later used the color red because it was an easier way to write characters on. Works Cited: Chinese New Year Presentation: By: Riley Messner and Caroline Miller The History: Most of the families in China go and visit the older members of their families in person to wish them a happy new year. Major Activities celebrated on the first day: http://www.chinesenewyears.info/about-us.php This is why the Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year with fireworks,and the color red because it scares and keeps him away for another year. http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com On the night of new years eve it is said that the beast came to hurt the people of China as well as the animals.
Transcript: Woohoo, it's Chinese New Year What it means to me? No, No, No!!! First... Be ready to have fun! Clean your room! Second... Wealth = Bamboo shoots, Black moss seaweed, Egg Rolls, Oranges... Happiness = Dried Bean Curd, Chicken... Prosperity = Fish served whole, Pomelo... A Long life = Chinese garlic chives, Noodle,Peanuts Last but not least... Kirgiz ethnic minority Miao Nujiang’s Lisu Hani Dai Xin Nian Hao! Chun Jie Kuai Le! 新年快乐！ 新年快乐！ 新年快乐！ 新年快乐！ 新年快乐！
Transcript: Chinese new year Nien was a mythical beast that used to come and terrorize China the first day of every new year. To protect themselves, villagers would leave food outside their doors every year. It was until they found out that Nien feared the color red that they began to fight back. They hung the color red everywhere and set off firecrackers and successfully scared away the beast. Chinese New Year Today People give their houses a good thorough cleaning and even give windows and doors a new coat of paint (most likely in red) The next morning people greet their families and neighbors, forgetting all old grudges I have no experience in celebrating Chinese New Year. But, here are two good wishes! Make a lot of money! Health with a long life! This Chinese New Year is February 14th, Sunday. It is the year of the Tiger. It is a time of rebirth and renewal. Much like our New Year is. Traditions Chinese people remember and honor their dead relatives on this day with luxiourous meals (such as the communal feast wei lu) and a firecracker display They lay out oranges and tangerines for good luck for the new year The Story of Nien The history of Chinese New Year aka Spring Festival or Lunar New Year is passed down in many myths such as that of the story of Nien and others. The Chinese feared Nien and this holiday was traditionally used to scare him away and ward off bad spirits. 2 Good Wishes! What Chinese people do to celebrate Chinese people are allowed New Year's Eve and two days off by their gov't (usually a week including weekends) The History
Transcript: Why is it celebrated? The Chinese New Year is celebrated by mainly family reuinions, giving red envelopes, setting up firecrackers, getting or recieving new clothes, and putting up decorations! Chinese New Year (a.k.a "Spring Festival") is the day when they celebrate the turning point of the traditional lunisolar Chinese Calender. The Chinese New Year is considered to be the most important tradition in China becuase it's when the whole family reunites and in New Year's Eve (a.k.a "reunion dinner") it is consider to be the most important meal of the year. How is it celebrated at different places around the world? How is it celebrated? This year is the year of the Rooster according to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle! The Roosters are believed to be the most unlucky people. This year is the year of what and what does it mean? Chinese New Year is also celebrated in the Philippines. They do almost everything similar to China; they give red envelops (with money), they clean, plant flowers, pay off debts, make red lanterns, and most importantly show off their dragon and lion dance. One cultural tradtion is being with their family in this celebration, no matter where they are at. Another tradition is remembering all the things to do to not get bad luck and get good luck for the year like for example, wearing red underwear to have good luck during the year. Another tradition is having the dragons and lion dances every year. What are some cultural traditions? Chinese New Year Research Questions Jesus Castro Period 1 What is Chinese New Year? China celebrates this important tradition every year for 6 days from January 27 to Feburary 2 It was said to start from the year end religious ceremony during the Shang Dynasty (1766 BC - 1122 BC). A few believe that it started from as early as Emperor Yao and Shun (~2300 BC). Work CIted http://publicholidays.ph/chinese-new-year/ http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/special-report/chinese-new-year/ When is it celebrated?
Transcript: Music:The Chinese used different types of really high and cheerful instruments to make the celebration even more joyful for everyone. The music style for the Chinese New year. The food is a very traditional and depends on where the food comes from, this involves spring rolls, dumplings, new year cake, tang yuan, ba bau tea (8 treasure tea) and laba congee. Then food involves noodles, meat, fish and vegetables like peppers and dried out tomatoes, in some dishes they also use broccoli, they are usually all mixed. There are also traditional Chinese fruit called tangerines and oranges. They also sometimes have fortune cookies. Chinese New Year Presentation by Vilmos, Emma-Sunshine, Raphael, Max Chinese New Year Video: Food The fish represents always having enough to eat, since they did not have a lot of food. So for dinner they have a whole fish including the head. The Chinese demon is scared of red and noise so people have as much red around the house and noise from the firecrackers and the fireworks. (clothes & decorations). Decorations:
Transcript: Happy Chinese New Year! What Is Chinese New Year? Chinese New Year is one of the most important chinese holiday's. It is celebrated sometime between late January and early Febuary depending on the lunar calendar. How Chinese New Year is celebrated? First people clean there house to get rid of all the bad luck and bring in the new year. Next there is plenty of eating food to ensure good luck. Right after midnight they eat chinese dumplins to have good luck for the next year! The people give red envlopes with money to hope for the next year to be rich and full of money. Next there is a big chinese dinner reunion. After there are firecrackers lit and dragon/lion dances. Thank You! 中国农历新年是 农历新年 农历新年 ? 农历新年
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