CHINESE NEW YEAR

中國新年


By: Diana

Edited By: Sedra


Chinese New Year is a very special time. Especially for some sixth and fifth graders. This year it is the year of the snake and anyone born 2001, 1989,1941, and 1953 is a snake. And half of Culver's sixth and fifth graders were born in 2001.

Chinese New Year is filled with festive dances, fireworks, red lanterns, dragons, paintings and pictures of the zodiac. They have hundreds of souvenirs. You can receive delicious treats they only sell on Chinese New Year! Every year people, Chinese or not, come to celebrate. The dances can be dangerous sometimes but usually they are graceful and festive. The fireworks always erupt with color. Occasionally they make shapes that are simple other times they are complicated.
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Every Chinese New Year the date changes. This year it is on February 10, 2013.The Chinese New Year is determined by cycles of the moon and; therefore, the dates are movable. Each Chinese New Year depends on the new moon which occurred in the late January or February of the Western Calendar. Luckily, Chinese New Year is on Sunday this year and not a weekday. Which means everyone (who wants to) can celebrate Chinese New Year! Below will be the years of Chinese New Year, date, and animal of the zodiac for that year. If you are observing the pattern it is all in order; snake is never before the dragon the monkey is never after the dog.

Year

Date

animal

picture

2000
2/5
dragon
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2001
1/24
snake
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2002
2/12
horse
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2003
2/1
goat
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2004
1/22
monkey
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2005
2/9
rooster
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2006
1/29
dog
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2007
2/18
pig
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2008
2/7
rat
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2009
1/26
ox
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2010
2/14
tiger
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2011
2/3
rabbit
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2012
1/23
dragon
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2013
2/10
snake
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2014
1/31
horse
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2015
2/19
goat
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2016
1/8
money
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2017
2/28
rooster
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2018
2/16
dog
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