Celebrate Chinese New Year : With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns, Paperback / softback Book

Celebrate Chinese New Year : With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns Paperback / softback

Part of the Holidays Around The World series


Children have never had so many reasons to learn how Chinese people everywhere ring in the new and ring out the old.

As China takes its new place on the global stage, understanding Chinese culture and values becomes ever more essential to our next generation. For two joyous weeks red is all around. The colour represents luck and happiness. Children receive money wrapped in red paper, and friends and loved ones exchange poems written on red paper.

The Chinese New Year is also an opportunity to remember ancestors, and to wish peace and happiness to friends and family.

The holiday ends with the Festival of Lanterns, as many large communities stage the famous Dragon Dance.

Fireworks, parades, lanterns, presents, and feasts: these are some of the joys experienced by all who observe Chinese New Year.

Celebrate Chinese New Year is the latest, timely addition to National Geographic's popular Holidays Around the World series.

With 25 colourful images and a simple, educational text, the book is a lively invitation to revel in this child-friendly, national and international holiday.

Carolyn Otto brings the historical and cultural aspects of the Chinese New Year into focus, and young readers experience the full flavour of an event celebrated by over a billion people in China, and countless others worldwide. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Kids
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  • Category: Pets (Children's/YA)
  • ISBN: 9781426323720

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