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Chinese New Year, Lantern Festival, Dragon Toes Illustration

Chinese Festivals for Kids & Teachers

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For Kids:

Chinese New Year is a very old celebration, a time for repaying debts, enjoying feasts, giving "red envelopes" of lucky money to friends and relatives, and remembering ancestors.

Yan Yat - The seventh day of the Chinese New Year is called Yan Yat, "Everybody's Birthday."

There are many ancient and delightful superstitions surrounding this holiday.

  • Nian, the Horrible Monster, is one of our favorite superstitions for kids. Click here to read this ancient story.

  • Meet the Kitchen God, who tattled on people to his boss, the "Jade Emperor". And discover other great superstitions. Click here.

Chinese Festivals
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For Teachers

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