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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year begins each January or February on the first day of the new year in China’s traditional calendar. This 15-day celebration is the most important holiday in Chinese communities all over the world. The celebration includes fireworks, costumes, dancers, parades, gifts of “lucky money”, family gatherings and feasting, and the Festival of Lanterns. It is a time to remember loved ones that have died, celebrate the past year, and look towards the new year to bring good fortune.


NCSS/CBC Notable
Social Studies Trade
Book for Young People


“the short sentences in these thorough offerings are just right for beginning readers.” –The Horn Book Guide

“On nearly every page, illustrations depict people of all ages preparing for and celebrating Chinese New Year.” –Booklist

“This illustrated introduction from the On My Own Holidays series presents the history and customs of the holiday in a chatty, first-person narrative.” Book Links

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