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Chinese new year

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Chinese new year
By: Brooke Pacocha
Chinese new year
The most important social and economic holiday in China
The lunar New year
THe Spring Festival
Traditions the Chinese do to celebrate
Fun Fact:
My Reaction:
Here is a picture from a Chinese New Year celebration.
The lunar new year is based on the lunar phases and the solar solstices and equinoxes. Each new year is marked by one of the 12 different zodiac animals. The animals include the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
The Chinese put in a weeklong vacation during the holiday, giving people an opportunity to travel home and to celebrate the new year. The Spring Festival has the different zodiac animals just like the Lunar New Year.
Some things the Chinese do to celebrate the new year include making dumplings, eating long noodles to symbolize a long life, dragon and lion dances, fireworks, giving red envelopes, and decorating with duilian.
The year 2016's zodiac animal is a monkey, and the Chinese Lunar New Year will happen on Monday February 8, 2016.
Works Cited:
I thought that it would be interesting to research about another countries culture and celebrations. I thought that each month has a different zodiac animal was really unique. I was amazed how far back in history the Chinese celebrated their New Year, including the whole time era we have been studying.

"Chinese New Year." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2015.
"Chinese New Year Traditions." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2015.
Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2015.
"Bet You Didn't Know: Chinese New Year | History." <i>YouTube</i>. YouTube, n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2015.
Here is a picture of duilian. This would normally go around the front door of the home.
Here is a video that briefly explains the Chinese New Year.
History of Chinese new year
Chinese New Year started before the 16th century. It actually started in 14th century B.C. but that is according to the chinese calendar. China adopted the western calendar in 1912, they began marking the beginning of the new year as January 1st. Chinese New Year still contiues to be named the most important social and economic holiday.
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