Chinese New Year

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  • Difference Between Chinese New Year And The Lunar Calendar

    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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  • Paragraph About Chinese New Year

    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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  • Personal Narrative-Vietnamese/Chinese New Year !

    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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  • Essay About Chinese New Year

    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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  • Importance Of Chinese New Year

    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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  • Chinese New Year Legend

    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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  • What Is The Role Of My Family Culture In An American Family

    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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  • Essay On Passive Observation

    Indigenous knowledge is a way of learning through non formal ways. This knowledge is almost never set in stone and is therefore passed by generations. In the hispanic culture for example there are traditions that include certain ways of speaking and events. Many of these events are still passed down today while others have shifted to fit the new modern society. Among one of these old traditions is the quinceanera. This is a coming of age ceremony where a 14 year old girl hosts a celebration of…

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  • Immigration To Usa Essay

    After spending three years at my high school, I had a chance to know an immigrant to the US. She was born in Vietnam, which is the same country I was born. She came to the US with her family when she was 18 years old. I asked her the reasons why her family decided to immigrate to the US, and she told me both the push and pull factors that bought her family and she to the US. The push and pull factors were environment and economics reasons. In Vietnam, air pollution was a big problem, that…

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  • Personal Narrative: Chinese Lunar

    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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