Chinese New Year Celebrations and Activities

Year of the Rooster
Year 4714... or is it 4715? on the Chinese Calendar

(2017 on the Western Calendar)

Here is a quote from: http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/2011.htm
"Some web sites say the year 2011 is the 4709th Chinese year. If you cannot find the explanation, here is a possible answer for you: The Yellow King's inauguration was held in the spring of 2697 B.C. But the day that was used as the first day of the year was the winter solstice, which was around December 23rd, 2698 B.C. Today's January 1st meant nothing to the Yellow King. If we count that extra eight days in 2698 B.C., then year 2011 is the 4709th Chinese year."



http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/

Learning About the Chinese New Year

Mr. Donn's Lesson Links - lots of them!
http://holidays.mrdonn.org/chinesefestivals.html#new
but I like the "old version" from the WayBack Machine!
http://web.archive.org/web/20080303235007/http://holidays.mrdonn.org/chinesefestivals.html#lantern    
Chinese Calendar Home Page
http://www.cnd.org/Other/calendar.html

 

Lesson Plans for China / Chinese New Year

Ancient China for Kids
(LOTS of great information but watch out that you don't click on all those advertisements!)
http://china.mrdonn.org/
Chinese New Year lessons - see above "Mr. Donn's Lesson Links"


A to Z Kids Stuff about China
http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/china.html

 

Chinese Stories and Writing Activities

Lesson - comparison of Red Riding Hood and Lon Po Po
via the Wayback Machine!
https://web.archive.org/web/20090109104601/http://www.uvm.edu/~outreach/units/LonPoPo.pdf

 

Dragon Art & Drawing Activities

How to Draw a Chinese Dragon
http://www.wikihow.com/Draw-a-Chinese-Dragon

 

Other Chinese New Year Activities
Visit Vancouver's Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden online
http://vancouverchinesegarden.com/

Find your Chinese Zodiac Animal... and your other signs too.
http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/YourSign.htm


China Adventure: a site for Kids and Parents
http://www.china-family-adventure.com/chinese-culture.html

 

Return to Winter Links

 

This page created January 2001
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