Archive for the Chinese Festivals Category

Interview with Eugenia Chu, Author of Brandon Makes Jiao Zi

Interview with Eugenia Chu| Miss Panda Chinese

Interview with Miss Panda Series is featuring Eugenia Chu, author of children’s picture book, Brandon Makes Jiao Zi (餃子). Brandon Makes Jiǎo Zi (餃子) is written by Eugenia Chu.  The illustrator of this adorable book is Helena Chu Ho.  Chu is an attorney turned writer.  She is also raising a bilingual child.  In this interview you will hear Chu talk about… The inspiration of this book. How Eugenia, a first generation Chinese American, determined to pass her

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Lucky Dumplings Symbolic Meaning, Names and Recipe

Chinese New Year Lucky Dumplings | Miss Panda Chinese

Lucky Dumplings for Chinese New Year!  Yes!  I hope you are ready for this big family event.  Making dumplings for the Spring Festival, a.k.a. Chinese New Year is a popular tradition in Chinese families.  It can be a day dedicated to making the lucky dumplings with all the family members or even relatives.  It can look like an assembly line with waves of laughter and chitchat. My grandmother had a couple of special big silver coins that

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Chinese New Year Chinese Laba Festival

Chinese Laba Festival | Miss Panda Chinese

Chinese Culture for Kids series features Chinese Laba Festival!   Happy Chinese Laba Festival 臘八節!  Do you know Laba Festival is the day that Kicks off the Preparation for the arrival of the Chinese Lunar New Year? Chinese Laba festival falls on January 24 in 2018.  Laba = 臘八.  臘 La – is the 12th month of the lunar calendar. 八 Ba – is the number 8.  Laba is celebrated on the 8th day of the twelfth

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

Chinese Culture for Kids Chinese New Year Guide | Miss Panda Chinese

Chinese Culture for Kids Series presents “Chinese Lunar New Year Guide – Tradition, Taboos, and Celebration!” “Gong Xi!  Gong Xi!”–The Excitement of Chinese New Year Chinese Lunar New Year Guide start here…  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

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

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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

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In this Chinese culture for kids series post we are answering a question – Is there a Chinese Halloween?  In Chinese culture, the seventh month on the lunar calendar is “ghost month” and it has many taboos.  These taboos include that kids should not swim in the river, wedding should not be held during this time, and moving or buying a house is prohibited, just to name a few.  Even though many young Chinese do not follow

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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

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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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