The Lunar New Year celebration is steeped in tradition

February 16, 2018, is the Lunar New Year.

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That one-sixth of the world celebrate the Lunar New Year, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan,  Asian countries such as Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam.

People regard their first few days of the new year as an omen of luck for the coming year. Many individuals adhere to ancient traditions and would try to avoid violating various taboos.   As generations move forward, some traditions are disappearing..

Do you know which gift wouldn’t be appropriate for the New Year?
A. A hat and gloves
B. A clock

Learn more at these web resources

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/essential/holidays/new-year/facts.htm

https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/special-report/chinese-new-year/

https://ca.pbslearningmedia.org/chinese-new-year-all-about-the-holidays/

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/chinese-new-year

http://education.asianart.org/explore-resources/video/symbols-chinese-new-year-youtube

 

 

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