Lucky Phrases for Chinese New Year – Chinese Spring Festival Greetings

During the Chinese New Year celebration, Chinese people like to greet each other with 吉祥话 (Jíxiáng huà). 吉祥话 literally means lucky phrases, lucky sayings, or lucky expressions. Chinese people use these lucky phrases to express their wishes for health, wealth, and good fortune to each other. Here you can find a list of lucky phrases. […]

Chinese New Year of the Tiger Learning Activities for Kids

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As you already know, Feb 01, 2022, is the Spring Festival, the biggest festival, and celebration for Chinese people around the world. It is the Chinese New Year of the Tiger(虎年). Chinese New Year and Zodiac Signs Talking about Chinese New Year, we need to know about Chinese zodiac signs – 12 animals represent 12 […]

Learn Chinese Zodiac Animal Characters with Jigsaw Puzzle

Chinese zodiac animal character jigsaw puzzle

Surely you know that the Chinese New Year is coming. And this new year is going to be the year of Ox! Ox is the 2nd zodiac animal in Chinese zodiac animals. As we are preparing for the celebration, I thought it would be a good idea to add a bit more fun into Chinese […]

Year of the Rat – What Chinese to Learn

When we say to learn a language, we should not stop at the language itself. Language is a vehicle of how people communicate, reflecting the history, culture and philosophy of the country. Traditional holidays, as the highlight of customs and culture, are indispensable for any language learner. For Chinese language learning, Chinese traditional festivals are surely […]

Chinese Year of the Pig – Learn about Pigs in Chinese

In our Chinese New Year series, we’ve talked about Chinese New Year Celebrations for kids, Chinese Zodiac animals. 2019 is the year of the pig, so we are going to talk about PIGS in Chinese. How to Say Pigs in Chinese Pig in Chinese is called 猪(Zhū). One pig is 一头猪 (yītóu zhū); two pigs […]

Chinese Zodiac Animals – Great Race Story and More

You might or might know, that Chinese zodiac, or shengxiao in Chinese, is similar the Western one. Yes, both zodiacs have time cycles divided into 12 parts, each is associated with a person’s personality to the influence of the person’s particular relationship to the part of the cycle. Nevertheless, they are quite different: the 12-part […]

Celebrating New Year – a Chinese Chant to Learn about Chinese New Year

小朋友,过新年, Xiǎopéngyǒu, guò xīnnián Little friends, we are celebrating the New Year 穿新衣,贴春联, Chuān xīnyī, tiē chūnlián We put on new clothes, and we glue the Spring Festival couplets 点灯笼,放鞭炮, Diǎn dēnglong, fàng biānpào We light up lanterns, and we set off firecrackers 还有饺子和压岁钱, Háiyǒu jiǎozi hé yāsuìqián There are also dumplings and lucky money […]

Chinese New Year Celebration Activities and More

Chinese new year of Dog starts on Feb 16, 2018. In a few days we will say Goodbye to the year of Rooster and welcome the year of Dog! First of all, let’s watch a story about Chinese new year There are many Chinese new year activities we can invite or involve our kids to […]

BBC Chinese New Year Documentary Series

Chinese New Year, or Chinese Spring Festival is the biggest celebration for Chinese people. People travel from everywhere in the country back home to get together with families to celebrate it. Here I would like to share with you a 3-part series of documentary videos from BBC on Chinese New Year. It is a really […]

5 Craft Ideas for the Year of Goat

The Chinese New Year is coming! This Thursday is going to be the 1st day of the year of Goat (羊). Here are some craft ideas for children to celebrate the arrival of the new year. Let’s first start with a fun poster of the personalities of “Goat People”: elegant, artistic,  tender, loving and so […]

The Great Race

13 animals, a rat, an ox, a tiger, a rabbit, a cat, a goat, a snake, a dog, a pig, a dragon, a rooster, a horse and a monkey gathered together and were arguing because all of them want to have the new year after their names. The noise woke up Jade Emperor and he […]

Xiao Nian – Little Chinese New Year Celebrations

Today is 小年 XiaoNian, the 23rd of the 12th Chinese lunar month. Xiaonian literally means “little new year”. It is a special day because it marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year preparation. People start cleaning their houses and their new year shopping. XiaoNian is also called Kitchen God Festival or Worshiping the Stove […]

Top 7 Chinese New Year Books

Chinese New Year will start on Feb. 19 this year. It is going to be the year of Goat! What are the traditions? How do the Chinese celebrate it? Are there any fun activities for kids to work on? Here are the top 7 books on Chinese New Year. Celebrating Chinese New Year: An Activity […]

Legend of Nian

Today is 大年三十(New Year’s Eve). In China, it is the most important and cheerful day. Like Christmas in western countries, the reunion dinner has significant meaning to Chinese people since all family members will get together. In addition to family reunion dinner, people stay up all night to celebrate the arrival of new year. After […]

Chinese New Year Family Traditions

As Chinese new year, in another word, Spring festival, is around the corner, have you already felt a bit of festive atmosphere? If yes, perfect; if no, have a look at this video and see Chinese people prepare for the arrival of new year and how they celebrate it! If you are interested to find […]

Introduction to Spring Festival

Spring Festival, the Chinese new year, is the biggest festival for Chinese people. What is it about? How do Chinese people celebrate it? Here is a very good introduction.