Chinese culture

By Isabelle.

TRADITIONS OF CHINA.

The new year painting.

The new year painting is a neat art in chinese folk culture. They are mostly posted at new years.There also a symbol of greetings.

The lions.

The lions in front of building are meant to be like a guard. There are always 2 lions. And if there are 2 of something we usually mean a male and a female. And there is a male lion and a female lion. The female lion is always on the right and I will tell you why later. The male lion is holding a ball under his paw. And the female has a baby. So the female lion is always on the right because girls are always right.

The animals of years.

The animals tell a lot about you. For example I am a rooster. My lucky colours are red green gold and my lucky year is 2016! When were you born you can find this cool stuff out about you online! There is 12 animals can you guess why? If you guessed because of the 12 months your right! The 12 animals are : horse, goat, snake, tiger, rat, dragon, monkey, cow, rooster, pig, rabbit and dog. Wow! So many animals. Now The animals are based off of the 12 months but they are shown in years. For example 2005 is the year of the rooster! 2006 is the year of the dog and that's all I know. The animals are also known as Zodiac.

Words.

Here are some Chinese words well the symbols Hi 嗨 pronounced and spelt in letters Hai.

2. My name is 我的名字是 Pronounced Wǒ de míngzì shì.

3. I 一世 pronounced ìYīshì

4. Thank you 谢谢 pronounced Xièxiè.

5. Mother 母亲 pronounced Mǔqīn.

6. Father 父亲 pronounced Fùqīn.

Art.

They have lots of pink flowers and birds. But not like birds of prey like cute blue backyard birds! And fish and gods and religion and stuff like that.

Medicines.

They have lots of herbs and other things like dried legs and supe.

roots can be used as medicine such as ginseng,Chinese gromwell, and Taiwan Angelica root. Taiwan Angelica root with warm nature is helpful for the indication of headache, and toothache.

The C.P.Rail.

is a big part of canadian and chinese history let me tell you about it.

It 3 years, and hundreds and thousands of dollars, just to conduct the prospection of the railway. Railway explores had to walk along the valley. But soon they found themselves surrounded in cliffs with no way up. Building the railway in such a hostile climate is a difficult and dangerous journey.

The CP Rail would run 4667 km. With a major part of passing through the rockies. There were many chinese people doing the hard work for the railway. And they were not getting payed that much at all like 50 cents a day. And most died. And after the railway was done the Canadians wanted the Chinese gone! So to bring their families over they raised the price from $50 to $500. And many in between.

On Nov. 7. 1885, the final golden spike was pounded into the CP Rail by Donald A. Smit. This is not fair because all of the chinese did all of the work. And also in the photo of the railway workers they only allowed the white people in the pic. And the white people got there food free and the chinese had to pay. It was not fair at all. And if someone got sick they would say let him die! Man we were so un fair. Like we would never do that! And if you think that you would you need to talk with your mom and dad. (Well we did very little work.) The Cp rail is a great part of the chinese history!

Sports.

The word “Nadam” in the Mongolian language means recreation, For more than 700 years, the tradition of nadam has taken place with historical records. They race horses do obsicallcorcess and much more!

Superstitions.

One Chinese superstition is that the entire house should be cleaned before New Year's Day. On New Year's Eve, all brooms, brushes, dusters, dust pans and other cleaning equipment are put away. Sweeping or dusting should not be done on New Year's Day for fear that good fortune will be swept away, which if you think about it does make some sense.

This is another, If you cry on New Year's Day, you will cry all through the year.

Here are some traditional buildings.

Here is some traditional food.

Here are some outfits