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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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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)

  • Clean houses--See off the old and welcome in the new

  • Spring Festival Couplets—Composed of auspicious words


Spring Festival

  • Door God—Ward off any evil spirit

  • New Year Paintings

  • Paper cuts


Eve of the Spring Festival

  • Family Reunion—Festival Feast at night, people usually eat dumplings

  • Firecrackers– Scare evil spirits


Spring Festival

  • Elaborate rituals in honor of their ancestors—Old tradition.

  • Gala Parties—Dragon Dance & Lion Dance in streets.


Spring Festival

  • Fortune Money—For Children, is put into a small red bag.


Yuanxiao(元宵) Festival-Lantern Festival

  • On the 15th day of the lunar new year.

  • Special food: Yuanxiao

  • Lantern Parties


2008: The Year of 鼠

  • 鼠:Mouse/Rat

  • The Chinese character for mouse/rat


Stories about 鼠

  • Why Mouse/Rat is the first animal among the twelve animals?

  • The wedding of Mouse/Rat.


Carton Movie-The Wedding of Mouse/Rat

老鼠嫁女


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”

  • 眼红:Someone’s eyes are red. /Feel jealous

  • 红眼病:Disease of red eyes

    envy; jealousy


Mouse Loves Rice

老鼠爱大米


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

  • 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

  • Party

  • Chinese food

  • Design small red bags


Small Red Bags Designed by Students


Small Red Bags Designed by Students


Small Red Bags Designed by Students


Small Red Bags Designed by Students


  • Login