Time to Celebrate

December 23, 2016
DINENDRA HARIA—ALAMY

Chinese New Year begins on January 28, 2017. It is celebrated by people all over the world. This is the Year of the Rooster. People born this year are said to be very hardworking.

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People watch parades.

This parade has a dragon puppet. Dragons stand for strength.

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People give gifts.

Friends and family members give each other red envelopes with money inside for good luck!

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People eat special foods.

Fish, dumplings, and noodles are eaten during Chinese New Year. Families have big feasts.

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People decorate their homes.

These are red-and-gold lanterns. They light up homes and streets.

Where in the World?

China is one of the largest countries in the world. It has villages, cities, deserts, rivers, lakes, and mountains. About 1.4 billion people live there.

Think!

What is your favorite holiday? How do you celebrate it?

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How to Use Chopsticks

Chopsticks were invented in China. They are used for eating and cooking. Read about how to use them. Then answer the questions.

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1. Where were chopsticks invented?

2. What is one thing chopsticks are used for?

3. Which finger do you use to grip the top chopstick?

4. True or false: You move both the top and bottom chopsticks.