Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Chinese New Year

2010 is the Year of the Tiger, which is also known by its formal name of Geng Yin.
Why should you care? China is our next unit of study.
The Chinese New Year begins on January 26th, corresponding with the new lunar calendar.

Watch the following videos to learn more about the Chinese New Year



Describe any New Year's traditions that exist in your family.

50 comments:

  1. My family really doesn't follow any chinese traditions that I know of exept for we know our chinese animal signs, or whatever their called. We have litte wooden ornaments with our chinese animal symbols on them that we hang on the tree at christmas time. My family does eat fish, apples, and oranges, but I don't think that counts. My family may follow some chinese customs that I just cant recall right now, but this is all for now. -Carys, Period 6

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  2. we have 1 new years tradition that is really cool. my dads family started it and my dad says that ever since he can remember, this has been the tradition.
    ~ every year on new years day, each of the 5 kids would get a box of see's chocolates (good stuff! try it sometime!) and eat it while they watched the rose parade!

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  3. My family does not follow any Chinese traditions either. My family knows their animal signs. We have an ornament that has Chinese symbols on it, but I do not know what it means. It might mean peace or calm.

    Kristin Per. 6

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  4. A tradition in my family that we do every new years is that we go to a party. It is a party with all of my family and friends. We dance, eat, and have a good time.

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  5. A tradition in my family for new years is that my family and I stay up till midnight and we go to a party. We also love to watch fireworks at midnight.

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  6. I don't have many new years traditions exept staying up till midnight and sometimes watching the ball drop in NYC but thats it.

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  7. A tradition in my family for new years is that my family and I will stay up until midnight and we will watch the ball drop. Then right when the ball drops and it is the new year we drink some cider and toast to each other. In preperation of the new year we will by junk food and watch movies until the ball drops.

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  8. Every year I go over to my best friends house and we stay up until midnight and bang pots and pans together. If my friend is not available, then I go with my parents to a Bunco party.
    - Jamie period 5

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  9. I always stay up to 12:00 or later on new years

    Will,p5

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  10. In my family we have no traditions on new years.

    ~Sarah Period 5

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  11. Every year my family comes over to my house to stay up tell mid night and then we party
    Matt B.
    Period 6

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  12. well i dont really know why i should care im not really sure why i would because i live here and they live there so it really doesnt matter to me...
    Bret p6

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  13. My family and I always stay up until midnight with our friends so we can watch the ball drop on TV. We always use tons of poppers and kuzoos to celebrate the new year.

    Jordan P2

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  14. We put down the christmas stuff on New Years day.

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  15. Well, my family doesn't have too many traditions for news year. I guess you can say that one of our traditions on New Years Eve is too watch the ball drop on TV. Also, on New Years Day, we have a New Years journal that we all write in.

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  16. My family and I usually stay up till midnight and have pizza, apple cider, and party hats. Then at midnight, we make a whole bunch of noise and say "Happy New Year" to each other...other than that we don't have many New year traditions.

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  17. My family's new year tradition is that we have a rock band competition, and then stay up tell midnight and drink apple cider.

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  18. well mostly for new year my parents stay home while my sister and i go to a huge new year party at our friends house

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  19. In my family we stay up till midnight and exactly at midnight we go out on our deck and we bang pots and pans and wake up everyone around us

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  20. In my family we stay up until midnight and whatch the countdown and the ball drop in new york!!
    ~Molly Period 2

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  21. in my family one of my new years tradition is that we make a special bread, put a dime in the bread cut it up and divide it between are family, and then new ever gets the dime in their bread is the lucky one for the coming year

    Brice period 5

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  22. A new years tradition that my family has is at twelve o'clock we go out side and bang pots and pans.

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  23. My family doesn't have any traditions for new years either. We just kind of go with the flow, so it could be stay at home and party or go somewhere. We know our animals and thats about it.

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  24. I forgot my period.
    Steven Touney P6

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  25. Our family has a couple of New Years traditions. We stay up until midnight on New Years Eve and when it's 12:00, we have a toast and set off a few firework-like things. The next day we always watch the rose parade and take down our Christmas Tree.

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  26. my family and I don't really have any traditions like the Chinese although we do have fireworks and celebrate at parades with sparklers and family.we also only celebrate for 1day instead of up to 15 days we celebrate the 1st of January they start to celebrate on the 7th.

    -Hannah p5

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  27. My family doesn't have any traditions. I usually spend New Years with my friends.
    Percy // Period 5

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  28. for our new year our tradition is to get together with friends and to play games after we have dinner. at 11:55 we turn on the tv and watch the ball drop. we yell happy new year and make a toast with apple cider
    jordan c per.6

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  29. Ashley B.- Period 1January 10, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    A New Years tradition in my family is to stay up late until midnight and watch movies as a family. Another New Years tradition in my family is to also watch the ball drop.

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  30. My family does'nt have that many new years traditions the only one I can think of is throwing a party at our house, staying up till midnight, and drinking sparkling cider.

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  31. usualy on new years eve, my whole family stays up to watch the ball drop and on the same night, we all go out for a nice diner. another tradition i have is to stay around the house for a while with the whole family.

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  32. Well our family usually goes out for a nice dinner, but that's pretty much it. Oh, my brother and I also stay up all night. Haha

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  33. Our family goes out to a nice dinner, play games, and stay up late!

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  34. my family likes to stay up late and light off fireworks to bring in the new year.

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  35. we dont have a new years tradition.

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  36. My family and I go skiing with my Aunt and Uncle for New Years. We dont really have any traditions other than staying up late, watching fireworks, and also watching the ball drop on T.V.

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  37. we watch the balls brop.

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  38. My family and I have a party with our friends each year and we stay uo late and watch the ball drop on tv. My favorite part is when midnight comes arround i go outside and scream as loud as i can HAPPY NEW YEAR and WAKE UP!!!!!!!(my neighbors dont like it)

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  39. My family usually stays awake till midnight setting off fireworks until midnight. Then we set of a huge chain of firecrackers on midnight.

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  40. My family and i stay up watching the ball drop at 10 then wait to see the fireworks at midnight.

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  41. My family doesnt really have any New Year tradtions. We change what we do every year.

    Christina G.
    Period 1

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  42. every year on new years we eat cabbage and black eyedpeas for good luck and money Christian S Period 5

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  43. For every new year my mom always sends new years cards with pictures of my brother and I. We also always stay up to watch the ball drop and coountdown.

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  44. something my family and do every year is got to AI

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  45. Every new year, my family and I stay up until at least midnight and then we all watch Shrek together.

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  46. all i do is eat chinese food.

    joe period 5

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  47. Harry (Sihyung Kim)January 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    South Korea uses lunar calendar to celebrate New Year and my family use lunar calendar, too.

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  48. On new years eve my family and I would stay up till midnight and stay in a hotel. We would try to stay up as long as we can.

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  49. My family dose nothing new year we act like it's just a nother day. We dont even stay up. Lindsey 5th period

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  50. In my family, we just stay up until midnight, unless we go to my graparents house for New Years/Christmas. If I stay at my grandparents house for New Years. We say "Happy New Year" in Korean and they give us money. Alan 1st period

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