Chinese New Year by Katie Marsico

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Calendar Year Date Chinese New Year Begins 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 January 26 February 14 February 3 January 23 February 10 January 31 February 19 February 8 January 28 32 Glossary Chinese lantern—a paper or collapsible covering for a light. firecracker—a paper tube that holds an explosive, which is set off to make a loud noise. gong—a disk of metal that makes an echoing sound when struck. symbol—something that stands for something else. tradition—customs, ideas, and beliefs handed down from one generation to the next.

19 hong bao . . . . . . . . . 19 kitchen god . . . . . . . . 14 lanterns . . . . . . . . 12, 23 lunar calendar . . . . . . 7, 31 Nian . . . . . . . . . 10, 12 parade . . . . . 12, 22, 24, 28 spirits . . . . . . . . . . 16 spring couplets . . . . . . 14 United States . . . . .

14 clothes . . . . . . . . . . 19 dance . . . . . . . . . 22, 28 fireworks . . . . . . . 12, 16 food . . . . . . . . 14, 16, 20 gifts . . . . . . . . . . . 19 hong bao . . . . . . . . . 19 kitchen god . . . . . . . . 14 lanterns . . . . . . . . 12, 23 lunar calendar . . . . . . 7, 31 Nian . . . . . . . . . 10, 12 parade . . . . . 12, 22, 24, 28 spirits . . . . . . . . . . 16 spring couplets .

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