Chinese Holidays and Celebrations

By: Katelyn Hammerand

Chinese New Year (between January 21st and February 20th)

To celebrate a great year of hard work and to relax with your family.

  • Eating reunion dinners with family
  • Setting off Fireworks on the streets
  • giving red envelopes of best wishes

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Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day) April 4th or 5th

To show respect and worship ancestors.

  • sweep the tombs
  • remove the weeds
  • offer them food, tea, and wine
  • Add fresh soil to the graves
  • put willow branches on the tomb

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Dragon Boat Festival (5th day of the 5th month on the lunar calendar)

Its a day off for the Chinese.

  • Originated from Qu Yuans Suicide in 278 BCE during the Warring States Period in China.
  • Race Dragon Boats
  • Eat rice dumplings and drink wine
  • People wear perfumed medicine bags.
  • Take long walks
  • Write Spells

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