Saturday Book Shelf : Celebrating Year of Rabbits

Welcome to my Saturday and I am celebrating with the kids a day early Chinese New Year. So join us as we explore the Holiday !!!

The Jiating family and The Year of the Rabbit: A Chinese New Year Picture Book

Have fun and learn with this story about celebrating the Chinese New Year with the help of Mama, Baba, Nuer and Erzi. They are the Jiating family. Let’s meet them!

Playing with Lanterns

Zhao Di wishes the New Year would never end!

Zhao Di and her friends are excited to go out at night with their paper lanterns and celebrate Chinese New Year. Each holding a unique colorful lantern with a lit candle inside, they admire the breathtaking colors while doing their best to avoid the wind and the sneaky boys in the village. Every night, until the fifteenth day of New Year, Zhao Di and her friends take part in this fun tradition, experiencing the thrill of nighttime in their village. And then—it’s time to smash the lanterns!

In this cheerful book first published in China, readers are invited along with Zhao Di and her friends as they experience all the joy and excitement of this folk Chinese custom. Details about the paper lantern tradition are also included in an author’s note at the end of the book.

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is the most important festival in China and a major event in some other East Asian countries.

Chinese New Year is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. It was traditionally a time to honor deities and ancestors, and it has also become a time to feast and visit family members. Celebrations of Chinese New Year traditionally last for 16 days, starting from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival. The first 7 days are a public holiday, from January 21st to January 27th in 2023.

Check out my Chinese Firecrackers next up….

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