Celebrating Chinese New Year

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Learn about the traditions and significance of Chinese New Year, including the animal zodiac, decorations, and good luck practices.

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1. Chinese New Year Project Freshmen Visit: Thursday & Friday Lets get ready!

2. Chinese New Year Begins with the new cycle of the moon Falls between January 21 st to February 19 th Each year is named for one of 12 symbolic animals. Celebrations last two weeks

3. Tradition: For Good Luck: Decorated with Colored lanterns Floral Designs Brightly colored banners with New Year greetings Pay off debts Add New coat of red paint to doors/windowpanes Wear Red! But dont buy an item to wear, you must get something red as a gift for good luck!

4. Traditions: To Avoid Bad Luck , parents warn children : To be of best behavior Avoid the use of vulgar expressions.

5. The animals are: Rat Ox Tiger Hare Dragon Serpent Horse Ram Monkey Rooster Dog Boar

6. 2008 is the Year of the Rat! Born in the Year of: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, and 2008. They are: Intelligent Charming Ambitious Often successful in business Creative and clever Stubborn Selfish and greedy Energetic Great Organizers, plus much more.

7. The Year of the RAT! Love Life? Best Matches are: Dragon Monkey Ox Avoid: Sheep Horse Rabbit Rooster

8. The Year of the Sheep Born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 , 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039, 2051 You are: Most likable Gentle and calm Tendar Polite Clever and kindhearted Sensitive to art and beauty Faith in a certain religion Special fondness for quiet living, plus much more!

9. The Year of the Sheep Love Life? Best Matches: Rabbit Horse Pig Avoid: Rat Ox Dog

10. The Year of the Monkey Born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040, 2052 You are: Clever/compared to a smart person Lively Flexible Versatile Love moving and sports Not like to be controlled Show amazing creativity Impatient and mouthy at times

11. The Year of the Monkey Love Life? Best Matches: Rat Dragon Avoid: Tiger Snake Pig

12. The Year of the Horse Born in 1918, 1930, 1941, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990 , 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038, 2050 You are: Great communication skills Want to be the limelight Active Clever Kind to others Like to join in a venture career Superficial

13. The Year of the Horse Love Life? Best Match: Tiger Sheep Dog Avoid: Rat Ox Rabbit Horse

14. The Year of the Snake Born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2015, 2037, 2049 You are: Good Temper Skill of communicating Jealous Suspicious Need to be cautious about discussion with others Do well in housework Irritable Will enjoy happiness in old age

15. The Year of the Snake Love Life? Best Matches: Ox Rooster Avoid: Tiger Monkey Pig

16. Your Project! Look at Handout! Any questions? Due date of project will be Tuesday, February 19 th ! Any questions?