February 10th marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year in 2013. This coming Saturday evening we say “farewell” to the auspicious dragon of 2012 and “welcome!” to a prosperous Year of the Snake! Chinese people also call the Year of the Snake the Year of the “Little Dragon.” In Mandarin Chinese rather than call this occasion “the Chinese New Year ” we call it “the Spring Festival” (Chūn jié – 春節 (春节)) or “the Lunar New Year” (Nóng lì xīn nián 農曆新年 (农历新年)). At this time in China and Taiwan students have their winter break while parents receive Chinese New Year holidays from their work. People travel from all over to return to their hometowns to be with their families before the festival begins. Everyone wants to make it home for the Chinese New Year’s Eve family feast! This is what I love the most about the Chinese New Year – the celebration of the family!
While Chinese New Year is the most celebrated annual holiday in much of Asia, as you can see below people from all around the world from different cultures and ethnicities are also celebrating Chinese New Year and learning about it. Miss Panda Chinese is honored to join with our multicultural community of bloggers in celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Snake! We have prepared three fabulous prizes for one of our lucky readers. Please enjoy the various Chinese New Year themes and craft projects described in the blogs listed here and don’t forget to enter the Chinese New Year Blog Party Giveaway below!
Happy Chinese New Year – Blog Party
Happy Chinese New Year – Blog Giveaway!
Thank you for celebrating the Chinese New Year with us! Our lucky winner will receive three awesome prizes:
1. A snake-shaped lantern with flashing light,
2. A Year of the Snake Lucky Money Note
3. A double luck (“Xi”) Chinese character coaster!
Enter our Chinese New Year Blog Party Giveaway below and be the super winner! Happy Year of the Snake!
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Amanda “Miss Panda” is the founder of Miss Panda Chinese and author of the "Let's Learn Mandarin Chinese with Miss Panda!" CD/MP3 audio program. Amanda is a dynamic language instructor with over 15 years language teaching experience. She created Miss Panda Chinese to share teaching materials that she has developed and used in the classroom and at home with parents and teachers who are also on the exciting bilingual education journey.
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