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Chinese New Year - for kids!

Chinese New Year is on January 22, 2023, the Year of the Rabbit. The lion dances, the feasts, the parades, the lanterns, the firecrackers! Of all the Chinese festivals, Chinese New Year is for kids of all ages the most loved and anticipated...

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The Chinese Lion Dance

The Chinese Dragon and Lion Dances are often confused. They are both part of traditional Chinese celebrations, and both are thought to bring good luck and scare away the evil spirits. However, the Dragon Dance is performed by a team of a dozen or so dancers, whereas the Lion performance is acted out by only two dancers.

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The Chinese Dragon Dance

The Dragon dance is an important part of the Chinese New Year celebrations. It is carried on by a team of performers who hold the dragon up on poles, raising and lowering the Dragon making him dance.

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Chinese New Year Traditions and Preparations

According to Chinese New Year traditions, you must clean your house from top to bottom to get rid off all the bad luck gathered in the past year, settle all your debts, and put away all your knives, sonst the good luck will be cut-off!

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Chinese New Year Greetings - Gong Xi Fa Cai!

What are some common Chinese New Year Greetings? How do you wish someone a Happy New Year in Chinese? Here are some of the most common phrases and sayings during this most important of holidays. Learn how to write them and make your own greeting cards and banners.

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Making Your Own Chinese New Year Crafts

Let's make some easy Chinese New Year crafts to decorate the house and get in the festive mood, here we show you how to make paper lanterns and banners with messages of good luck and fortune, easy for home or a school project.

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Chinese New Year Firecrackers

Chinese New Year Firecrackers are lit in front of houses and stores so that the evil spirits are scared away from the loud noises. Paper firecrackers are often used as decorations to add to the lively atmosphere of any Chinese celebration, here's how to make some!

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Chinese New Year Decorations

So how do Chinese Deck the Halls? For traditional Chinese New Year decorations instead of shiny red Christmas balls we have shiny red lanterns, orange and mandarin trees replace the Christmas tree, and no boughs of holly, nor red berries... try plum and cherry blossoms instead!

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Chinese New Year Celebrations

The Chinese New Year celebrations begin on New Year's Day... red envelopes, feasts, lion dances, dragons and firecrackers... all for the next 15 days...

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Chinese New Year Banners and Signs

Let's make some easy Chinese New Year banners and signs with messages of good luck and prosperity. We show you how to write them stroke by stroke.

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2023 Year of the Rabbit... What Will It Bring?!

2023 is the Chinese year of the Rabbit, the Water Rabbit to be more precise. What does that mean? What does it have in store? What about babies born in the Year of the Rabbit? Find out!

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Chinese New Year in Singapore 2023

Singapore is a riot of colors and lights during the Chinese New Year festivities: Street Light Ups, Carnivals, Parades and of course fireworks! The Chinese New Year Light Up is underway in Chinatown, the Chingay Parade is back with its iconic floats and the River Hongbao Festival comes once again to Gardens by the Sea.

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Chinese New Year in Vancouver 2023

Vancouver celebrates Chinese New Year in grand style with the signature Chinatown Spring Festival Parade and an array of flower markets, cultural performances, kung fu and acrobatics, family crafts, lantern making... Here's how Vancouver will be welcoming the Year of the Rabbit in 2023.

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Chinese New Year in Sydney 2023

Sydney's Chinese New Year Festival is one of the biggest celebrations outside of China and runs for a couple of weeks with Lunar Markets, Pop Up Food Festivals, Lion Dances, Fireworks and even Dragon Boat Racing on the last weekend of the Festival. Here's how Sydney will be welcoming the Year of the Rabbit in 2023!

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Chinese New Year in New York 2023

Chinese New Year celebrations in New York are some of the liveliest most colorful outside of Asia and include a fantastic Firecracker Ceremony on New Year's Day and a fabulous Lunar New Year Parade thru Chinatown with thousands of revelers coming in to celebrate the New Year. Fireworks for 2023 have not yet been announced, stay tuned!

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