Let there be dragons! Celebrating Chinese New Year with Dragons and important part of Chinese culture. Symbol of power,strength and good luck for people who are worthy for it. Great fun to make with kids whatever age - enjoy ! Lisa
For readers of Amy Tan's bestselling novel, The Valley of Amazement, revisit her classic tale of mothers and daughters https://www.amazon.com/Joy-Luck-Club-Novel/dp/0143038095/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485786440&sr=8-1&keywords=good+luck+club Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, [...]
The Dragon is present in many Chinese cultural celebrations as the Chinese people often think of themselves as descendants of the mythical creature. JIE CAI CENG: Welcoming the Gods of Wealth and Prosperity On the 5th day of New Year’s, it is believed that the gods of prosperity come down from the heavens. Businesses will [...]
Fireworks are used to drive away the evil in China- It's believed that the person who launches the first fireworks of the New Year will obtain good luck. Lisa Have fun!
China HighLights Page for more info- The Legend of Why New Year Is Celebrated Celebrate Chinese New Year Chinese New Year's Day is called Guo Nian (过年) in Chinese, which can mean 'celebrate (a new) year' or 'overcome Nian'. The character 年 (Nián) could mean a 'year' or 'the monster Nian'. In ancient times, there [...]
Year of the Rooster 2017 bookmarks Something fun to do with kids - bookmarks to share with friends.
It's a custom to give out red envelopes out during the holiday. Filled with lucky money. So here yours filled with wishes of health and prosperity. Lisa