Chinese Traditions

How Early 1900 traditions influenced Late 1900 traditions

Some Early 1900 Traditions

They developed an elaborate system of maintaining the nutrient levels in the soil by collecting all organic wastes (including human wastes), fermenting them, and applying them to the fields. Originally tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar for Chinese New Year. With the popular adoption in China of the Western calendar in 1912, the Chinese joined in celebrating January 1 as New Year’s Day. (“Independence Day”)

Some Late 1900-2000's Traditions

National Day - Marks the the day where Mao Zedong founded the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese take their fireworks very seriously. (History.com Staff)

How the early 1900 Traditions and the late 1900 Traditions relate

Chinese New Year’s origin is from when Chinese new year on the Lunar-Solar calendar. Chinese New Year and National Day developed together and then separated.

New Questions

  • Why was China originally on January first but is now closer to the end of January?

  • Who was Mao Zedong and why did he help the Chinese?

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