Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Explanation - How is Chinese new year celebrated?

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How is Chinese new year celebrated?

Have you ever thought about celebrating Chinese New Year? As you may know or not know Chinese New Year is defined as an ancient and recognizable Chinese celebration that is celebrated all around the world. Chinese New Year started on the 16th of February on Friday and the celebration goes on for 15 days. Although, this celebration starts with a new moon and ends with a full moon. Did you know that Chinese people make really delicious food which has an amazing background to it?

Family meet together and celebrate Chinese New Year by eating traditional foods. In addition to all the Chinese cuisine like egg rolls, noodles and shrimp it has a special means to it. In my view of this, egg roll symbolises the wealth for the coming year and also represents . Noodles is an essential meal to the Chinese culture. Did you know that noodles should not be cut because it represents long life with good health? Shrimps is a delicious dish which symbolises happiness to people. Not many people know that there are 12 animals that represent each year in Chinese New Year.  

The 12 animals that represents a year of the Chinese New Year are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. This year is the year of the Dog and its element is earth. The dog represents loyalty and honesty. It is said that If you were born this year you are most likely to be loyalty and honesty just like the Dog? Meanwhile, there a decorations of dogs all over the world. There is even decorations at the bottom of the Auckland Sky Tower. Did you know that on the last day of Chinese New Year people like to celebrate their last day by having a lantern festival?

This lantern festival is celebrated on the 15th day of Chinese new year. They celebrate this festival by lighting lanterns and having big parades lead by people dressed in tradition costumes. They also wear dragon and lion outfits and they dance in the parade. The lantern festival gives good luck and long life to all people around the world. One reason why people celebrate lantern festival is to give respect and attention for those people who have pass away in the Chinese culture. This an amazing event that happens all around world and is well-known.

Finally I have come to an end. Chinese New Year is a special and popular celebration where there is full of happiness and excitement. This is a time where families and friends gather together and eat all their delicious foods. This all links back to the egg rolls, shrimps and noodles. Chinese New Year has been around for a long time and has been an amazing event. Hung Hei Fat Choi everyone (which means Happy New Year).


On the 16th of February was the start of the Chinese year and as part of our writing task we wrote a explanation about how Chinese New Year is celebrated around the world. I have worked collaboratively with Joshua and we've worked well. Our explanation had to include some of the literacy devices like simple, compound and complex sentences. We have included these literacy devices using FANBOYS and AAAWWUBBIS. First before writing anything we watched a short video about how it all started. We wrote notes and had to discuss our ideas with our buddies. We wrote down all the food they ate, the lantern festival, the race of the 12 animals and the monster name Nian who tried to scare villagers a long time ago. I learnt that on the 15th day of Chinese new year there is a lantern festival that people attend all over the world.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ofa,
    I like your Chinese New Year Explanation. It really gives me a lot of information about Chinese New Year and what happends.What happens at the Latern Festival?. Keep working hard!.