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Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social...
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Chinese New Year is coming on January 31st!

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

That's Happy New Year in Chinese. 2014 is the Year of the horse. On the Chinese calendar, called Yuan Tan,this new year is 4712. Chinese New year is not always held on the same day each year. It depends on when the second new moon of the winter solstice occurs.This year, Chinese New Year begins on January 31st. It is the beginning of a 15 day celebration.

Some of the following are good luck foods and customs:
Long, uncut noodles are a symbols of long life and friendship

Giving oranges and tangerines are symbols of wealth and good luck

Check out my website for teachers to see lots of interesting customs and information on Chinese New's FREE! Click on the link below:

You may also be interested in checking out my resource on China, Let's Learn about China. I have included notes, activities and resources which I used with my students.

Additional, at my website I have lots of photographs of my trip to China you may find of value.