American Holidays and Celebrations #17: Chinese New Year

Like people from all over the world, Americans celebrate a variety of holidays and celebrations. Watch each video and read along each article to learn about American Holidays and Celebrations.

  1. Directions: Watch the video below and write a short summary of what you learned in the comments section below.

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  1. Hello , Hind from Iraq.
    Gun Hay Fat Chou: This is the Chinese greeting for the new years it means “Wishing you lock and prosperity “ the new year is one of the most important and festive Chinese holiday.
    In the United State , Where more than 2.5 million people of chines descent live, chines new years celebrations provide an important connection to chines culture and heritage . Chines immigrants brought the traditions With them when they came to American to work in gold mining camps and on the railroads . In the mid-1800S.
    For the new homes with colorful pictures of flowers and fruits and hang red paper squares or scrolls on which gold chines characters represents luck.
    On the night before the new year, families and friends come to gather for a special meals which includes Chinese foods that represent happiness health and luck.
    Today , Chinatown in American cities with large chines population , such as New York and San Francisco hold elaborate and lively new years celebrations , that attract hundreds of thousands of participants and spectators.

  2. Lesson 2. 47.4 Year 2
    American Holidays and celebrations
    Chinese New Year, January to February -Lunar Year
    Chinese New Year is one of the most important events in Chinese culture. Chinese New Year is also known as Lunar new year. It is usually between the 20th of January and the middle of February. In Chinese culture every year is associated with different animals in life with the Chinese Zo dice signs. The Chinese New Year is celebrated in many ways, but some are the most popular Chinese New Year celebrations often consist of lots of fireworks, candles, lanterns and bright red decorations. Chinese celebrate new year with families and friends. On Chinese New Year’s Day, it is considered bad luck to do any cleaning or else you may wash away your good fortune for the year ahead

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