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Learning Chinese Language and Culture in the Year of Mouse Father Ryan High School Ming Tang Chinese New Year-Spring Festival Celebrating festivals=Learning culture The Spring Festival is the most important of all festivals. Chinese Zodiac Spring Festival ( 春节)

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chinese new year spring festival
Chinese New Year-Spring Festival
  • Celebrating festivals=Learning culture
  • The Spring Festival is the most important of all festivals.
spring festival
Spring Festival (春节)
  • Clean houses--See off the old and welcome in the new
  • Spring Festival Couplets—Composed of auspicious words
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Spring Festival
  • Door God—Ward off any evil spirit
  • New Year Paintings
  • Paper cuts
eve of the spring festival
Eve of the Spring Festival
  • Family Reunion—Festival Feast at night, people usually eat dumplings
  • Firecrackers– Scare evil spirits
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Spring Festival
  • Elaborate rituals in honor of their ancestors—Old tradition.
  • Gala Parties—Dragon Dance & Lion Dance in streets.
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Spring Festival
  • Fortune Money—For Children, is put into a small red bag.
yuanxiao festival lantern festival
Yuanxiao(元宵) Festival-Lantern Festival
  • On the 15th day of the lunar new year.
  • Special food: Yuanxiao
  • Lantern Parties
2008 the year of
2008: The Year of 鼠
  • 鼠:Mouse/Rat
  • The Chinese character for mouse/rat
stories about
Stories about 鼠
  • Why Mouse/Rat is the first animal among the twelve animals?
  • The wedding of Mouse/Rat.
from the movie wedding in china
From the Movie-Wedding in China
  • Traditionally, the bride wear in red.
  • The groom family will pay everything for the wedding, honeymoon, and purchase an apartment for the new couple.
from the movie new words red eyes
From the Movie-New Words: “Red Eyes”
  • 眼红:Someone’s eyes are red. /Feel jealous
  • 红眼病:Disease of red eyes

envy; jealousy

mouse loves rice
Mouse Loves Rice

老鼠爱大米

i love chinese
中文中文我爱你,

就像老鼠爱大米!

中文中文我想你,

每天晚上梦到你!

Chinese, Chinese, I love you,

Just like a mouse loves his rice;

Chinese, Chinese, I miss you,

Every night I dream of you.

I Love Chinese
idioms about mouse rat
Idioms about Mouse/Rat
  • 鼠辈: A person of no importance or influence.
  • 鼠窜: Scamper off like a rat.
  • 鼠肚鸡肠: Rat’s belly and Chicken’s intestines. Narrow minded; Be intolerant and care for trivial matters rather than the overall situation.
  • 鼠目寸光: The eyes of a rat (see only) an inch of light.
other activities
Other Activities
  • Party
  • Chinese food
  • Design small red bags
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