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Holiday: Lunar New Year

These sites are about the Asian celebration of the Lunar New Year, called Chinese New Year in China. Topics include history of the holiday, celebrations, food, crafts, and more. There are photographs, video clips, and quizzes.


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Read about New Year's celebration in three Asian countries and take an interactive quiz. There is also information about traditional paper cutting in China.
This is a brief introduction about the celebration of the Chinese New Year.
The page includes lots of online worksheets and games about Chinese New Year and China. Scroll down the page for maps of China and thematic units.
The page includes a table showing the dates that Chinese New Year's Day falls on from 2000 to 2011. NOTE: The website includes pop-up and banner ads.
This site introduces traditions and changes in New Year celebrations in Taiwan.
Includes a brief introduction about the holiday. Click on the link at the top to watch a short video of the 2001 celebration in UK Chinatown. NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to message boards.
This site includes a history and culture introduction. There are also photo and video galleries for you to explore. "Fun and Games" has activities relating to the holiday. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Try these online arts and crafts. Includes a tangram puzzle and paper puppets plus many more.
This two-page PDF file includes instructions on making a Chinese lantern and background information on the Chinese New Year.
This is a three-day lesson plan for studying Tet. Includes a writing activity, projects, and a debate.

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