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    Chinese New Year celebrates new year in Lunar Calendar, and the day of Lunar Calendar that celebrates Chinese New Year is different every year. Chinese New Year usually occurs in February. Chinese New Year is the most important day for Chinese people. Most Chinese people would go back to their hometown to celebrate this traditional day especially the elder Chinese people since they really want to meet with their families. In China most people go to the other cities to find better jobs. It is hard to communicate with family when they work in other cities. Phone calls may be good ways to communicate, but face to face talking is better than using phones since it is needed to show the respect to each other, and people will know how you’re feeling about any topic. The difference between Chinese New Year and other holidays is no matter how far you live, you must go back home and spend time with your family. Even though my father and mother have jobs and live in America, they take vacations and go back to China to celebrate this special day because Chinese New Year is the only time that their brothers and sisters have time to sit down and communicate with each other. Since I had school during Chinese New Year, I went to Oakland China Town to celebrate Chinese New Year. On February 10 2013, I remember that was the first year I lived in America, and I woke up at 4 a.m. because the U.S. and China are in different time zones. It was 8 p.m. in China. I used video chat with my parents.…

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    Chinese New Year The Chinese New Year is a very important celebration in China or the “Lunar New Year” as it’s called in other Asian countries. The Chinese New Year is the fifteen day of the lunisolar calendar this calendar method is based on the moons orbit around the earth while our calendar is based on the earth orbiting around the sun. The lunar New Years falls on the first new moon between January twenty-one and February twenty. It has been a tradition for centuries, it began back in the…

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    Vietnamese/Chinese New Year! The diversity of our country is surreal. No matter where each culture came from, they were able to bring their home to their new home – the United States. I was completely enamored with the Vietnamese/Chinese New Year celebration at the St. Andrew Dung Lac Catholic church’s event center, which also doubled as a Catholic bible school on Saturdays. The colors, the people, the food, music, and everything gave broaden my perspectives and experiences of other cultures. It…

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    Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is the most important celebration in China; it is a time for families to get together and celebrate. It consists of many different events than the American New Year. There are many traditions of the Chinese New Year that are celebrated by many families, and Amy Tan’s book “Fish Cheeks” does a good job of representing this culture. Chinese New Year is a very important celebration in China that happens every year; it includes many traditions and many different…

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    Chinese New Year Legend

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    There is a very interesting history legend tells a story about the Chinese New Year. According to the Chinese legends, there was a big beast Nian who always harm people. To avoid the Nian beast attack, people thought that Nian was afraid of red color and loud noises, so they began setting off fireworks and used red color to scare the beast. Since then, this day was named as “guonian” meaning ‘to celebrate the Chinese New Year’ (China Highlights, 2015). The Chinese New Year is on January 28th,…

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    Chinese New Year is a wonderful occasion for families to gather and reunite with each other. Besides that, everyone is hoping for a good fortune in the year ahead. However, do you know everything you do is associated with luck and prosperity? Here are the some vital customs and superstitions that lead you to a prosperous year and avoid the embarrassment when you are visiting other houses. Don’t: 1. Wearing the black colour shirt Chinese people believe that, the red colour is an good omen and…

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    Dumplings Research Paper

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    Traditional Chinese Food – Dumplings In China, especially in the Northern areas of China, the making and consumption of dumplings is a prioritised activity for most families on New Year’s Eve in Spring Festival. They are also eaten on the day of the Winter Solstice in Northern China. Dumplings are made before midnight and eaten during the last hour of the old year and the first hour of the Lunar New Year. Eating dumplings in the Spring Festival brings good luck. People often wrap a one-yuan,…

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    My extended paternal family gathers together at Chinese New Year Eve for a reunion dinner, usually in a restaurant close to the home of the most senior family member, my eldest aunt. My family greets each other with New Year’s greetings and blessings. Then red packets is given out by the married couples to the unmarried relatives, they are often given out by the aunts present; uncles would take over that role in the absence of their wife. Red packets could be given out by unmarried middle aged…

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    Often, when New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Celebrations are mentioned, many Americans tend to imagine fireworks and champagne among other vibrant festivities occurring on December 31st and January 1st. However, while Vietnamese-American families celebrate this holiday, they also celebrate their own unique holiday based on the lunar calendar. Due to my relationship with Gabrielle Nguyen, I have been able to experience the New Orleans Vietnamese community’s rendition of some of the events of…

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    there is no answer. When I was five years old, I hated to go to school not because of I didn’t like to study, but because of I didn’t like to work with the math teacher. In my memory, she had a long and red hair. She didn’t smile at all, just like a grumpy cat when she started to teach in class. I remembered one day, the weather was sunny, but my mood was windy. I told my mother that because of math class I didn’t want to go to school. My mother was thinking I was making a joke to her. Finally,…

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