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Chinese New Year Book Giveaway
Sponsor: PR by the Book
Host: Parenting Healthy
February 19 is Chinese New Year and in 2015 we celebrate the Year of the Sheep. If you have children, this is a great Holiday to celebrate as you introduce a bit of culture to their knowledge. My son is 6 and we have a few cultural books we have read together and I actually have read both of these books at various times and written about them. Visit my This is the Greatest Place and IN the Forbidden City books review to learn more about these great books for children.
Explaining Chinese New Year to children
Chinese New Year celebrates the end of winter and beginning of spring and is sometimes referred to as Spring Festival
Chinese New Year has been celebrated for over 4,000 years
Chinese New Year is the main celebration celebrated by Chinese people all over the world
Chinese New Years falls on the first day of the first month of the Lunar Calendar (end of January or into February)
Chinese New Year celeberations start on their New Years Eve and ends 15 days after their New Year day or the first full moon with a Lunar Festival
Each Year is assigned a zodiac animal
There is no Santa or tree. Instead, there are Red Envelopes. Red is the color of fortune in China and all unmarried children get Red Envelopes from family members that typically contain money.
Danes, Fireworks and festivals are how the Chinese celebrate all the days of their Chinese New Year
Make your own New Years Dumplings
Dumplings are a Chinese New Year favorite and you can make your own! The recipe below is provided by the Chinese Institute.
Post a photo of your dumplings to China Institute’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ourforbiddencity. The chef of the yummiest looking batch will receive a free copy of their We All Live in the Forbidden City books!
1 lucky reader will win their book of choice: This is the Greatest Place! (ages 4-8) or In the Forbidden City (ages 9+). Enter below. Open to US. Ends 2/10.
Disclosure: Parenting Healthy is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winner will be emailed and must reply for shipping.