New Year isn't just on January 1st! Chinese New Year has been celebrated for thousands of years in China. Now it is celebrated all around the world. It does not always come on the same date each year, but it is always in January or February. Learn the meaning behind the holiday as well as the costumes, decorations, food, and other customs associated with it. Join the festivities by making ya sui qian, the red envelopes used for gifts of money, and whip up some fried rice from the easy recipe included in this book.
|Product dimensions:||7.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Dragons and Fireworks 5
Chapter 2 An Old Holiday 6
Chapter 3 What Does It Mean? 13
Chapter 4 Ring in the New Year 18
Chapter 5 Let's Celebrate! 21
Cooking on Chinese New Year 27
Chinese New Year Craft 28
Learn More 31
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book about Chinese New Year celebrations has a very lively layout, with color photographs, sidebars, labels inside the photo frames, drop caps, frames, photographs entering the text field, objects clipped out of larger photographs independent on the page, subheadings, chapters, maps. The text is also appealingly written, and the material is presented in a way that is easy to understand even for young children. It does not get bogged down in Chinese terms for things, which are mostly important for children from Chinese families, or children who are learning Chinese. Instead, it talks about the steps of the festival, the meaning behind the different parts, and what to expect. It can be a good way to discuss different holidays and why we have them. What other new year celebrations do they know about? What are the typical events, food, and images of that new year? What is the meaning behind them? If the reader were to create his own new year's celebration, what would he want it to be like? What is his favorite holiday? Why? What are the meanings of the images, food, and events of that holiday? What is the last holiday that the child can remember?