Link to Chinese New Year Lesson Plan

Click here to see the Question sheet

Powerpoint presentation on Chinese New Year

Click on the picture below to find out about the Chinese New Year celebrations in Sydney:

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Gung Hay Fat Choy!


The Lunar New Year dates from 2600 BC, when the Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
Because of cyclical lunar dating, the first day of the year can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February. On the Chinese calendar, 2008 is Lunar Year 4705-4706.
On the Western calendar, the start of the New Year falls on February 7, 2008 — The Year of the Rat. If you were born in 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 - you were born under the sign of the rat.

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Chinese symbol for the Rat

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Like the rat, you are always busily pursuing a personal goal or ambition, and are thus known as one of the hardest-working signs in the Chinese zodiac. For rats in 2008, any recent setbacks or obstacles can be overcome, so look forward to a year in which to really shine, either personally or professionally.
Famous people born in the Year Of The Rat include Prince Charles, ice skating champ Sasha Cohen, rapper Eminem, and actress Scarlett Johansson,
Chinese New Year around the Web
On the Web, learn more about Chinese New Year celebrations in the U.S. and around the world, browse festive clip art and e-mail greetings, or read up on traditional holiday folklore along with food & recipes surrounding a traditional weeks-long Chinese Lunar New Year or Spring Festival ...
**Chinese horoscopes**
**Chinese zodiac**
**Traditional Foods**

Happy New Year!


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