Archive for the Chinese Festivals Category

Chinese Culture for Kids Series: The Mid Autumn Festival Questions, Answers, and Coloring Pages

Miss Panda Chinese Free Teaching Printable Library

Happy Mid Autumn Festival!  Every Chinese festival is an opportunity for children to learn more about Chinese language and Chinese culture.  Chinese for kids resources at Miss Panda Chinese are designed for parents to use at home and for teachers to use in class. Chinese for kids resources at Miss Panda Chinese are designed for parents to use at home and for teachers to use in the classrooms.  Chinese language and Chinese culture go hand in hand

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: Hungry Ghost Festival and the Ghost Month Meet Halloween and Day of the Dead

The seventh month on the lunar calendar is “ghost month” and it has many taboos such as kids should not swim in the river, wedding should not be held during this time, and moving or buying a house is prohibited.  Even though many young Chinese do not follow these tradition any more there are still many Chinese people do.  With the Halloween getting popular in Chinese culture, the Ghost month now seems more fun for kids than

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: 七夕Qi Xi – Story about Chinese Valentine’s Day

Chinese culture for kids series:  Chinese Valentine’s Day. Chinese Valentine’s Day is known as “七夕 Qi Xi” in Chinese.  Do you see a bridge formed by “magpies” -xǐ què 喜鵲 (traditional Chinese) | 喜鹊 (simplified Chinese) in the night sky on the day of 七夕 (Qi Xi)?  Is it raining?  七夕 Qi Xi is the evening of the 7th day of the 7th lunar month.  “七夕 Qi Xi” falls on August 28 this year (2017). Qi Xi

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: The Mid-Autumn Festival, the Moon Fairy, and Mooncakes: Story, Recipe, Song, and Printables

Chinese Culture for kids

The origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival or “Zhōng Qiū Jié” (中秋節) occurs on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month each year (falling in September or October on our familiar solar calendar).  Because this holiday is based on the lunar calendar, where it falls on the solar calendar varies from year to year.  For example, in 2015 the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 27th.  In 2017, it was on October 4th  and

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Chinese Culture for Children: Dragon Boat Festival a Story Book FREE download

Dragon Boat Festival ebook by Miss Panda Chinese

Dragon Boat Festival is called ” Duān Wǔ Jié” 端午節(traditional Chinese writing form)|端午节(simplified Chinese writing form).  To celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month I have prepared an English-Chinese bilingual Dragon Boat Festival story e-book for you and your child to enjoy!  Our special thanks go to my artist friend, Matt Cox.  Are the dragon boat and dragon illustration gorgeous in the e-book?  You can print them out for coloring pages for your child.  This is an

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: Dragon Boat Festival – Duān Wǔ Jié 端午節

Dragon Boat Festival falls on the 5th day of the 5th month on the Chinese lunar calendar.  Chinese people call the Dragon Boat Festival – Duan Wǔ Jié 端午節.  It is summer time when the Dragon Boat Festival comes.  Let’s take a look at the Dragon Boat Festival celebration.  We got to see the Dragon Boat Race in person.  Ge Ge and Mei Mei with the whole family took the challenge to participate in the standing the

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Chinese Lantern Festival Riddles

Chinese Lantern Festival Riddles - FREE

  Are you ready to carry a lantern soon?  How about hosting a riddle game with the kids on the Lantern Festival?  Traditionally the lantern owners write their riddles on the lanterns.  Now you see the riddles written on the papers and are attached to the lanterns at the festival locations.  I always have a Lantern Festival Party with the kids and their friends.  I place the riddles in red envelopes and I clipped them on a

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: Chinese Lantern Festival – Yuán xiāo jié – 元宵節 Lanterns and Tradition

Chinese Lantern Festival

Chinese Lantern Festival – Yuán xiāo jié – 元宵節 is on February 11 this year (2017).  It  is the fifteenth day of the lunar new year and it is time to carry the lanterns and celebrate the last day of the Lunar New Year festivities.  The Lantern Festival marks the end of the fifteen days of New Year celebration. What do people do on Lantern Festival?  There are three activities that most Chinese people participate annually.  In

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: Chinese New Year Must-Know Lucky Phrases

Happy Spring Festival! Happy Chinese New Year! Happy New Year of the Rooster! The most important thing during the Lunar New Year is to keep a positive spirit and to say the traditional Chinese lucky phrases when greeting family and friends. Here are the TOP three lucky phrases you will hear during Chinese New Year.  Now you can try them out yourself and see the magic reaction you get!  Watch the video and say the phrases with

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: Chinese Lunar New Year Guide – Tradition, Taboos, and Celebration

Chinese New Year lucky word, Fu. photo by ©2017 Miss Panda

“Gong Xi!  Gong Xi!”–The Excitement of Chinese New Year The fragrance of Mom’s special stew and the “Ten Vegetarian Delights” fills the kitchen just before Chinese New Year arrives. That’s the first memory that floods into my mind each time someone asks me about the Chinese New Year celebration. In my opinion it’s the best of all Chinese festivals and has been my favorite since I was a little girl.   Growing up with Chinese New Year

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