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New Resources for the Chinese New Year

  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: February 5, 2019
  • Filed Under: Library News

The Highlighter is the run down on the best resources The Falvey Library has to offer.

The 2019 Chinese New Year is celebrated on Tuesday, February 5th. Chinese New Year is celebrated in the form of a festival, marking the start of the new year, beginning on the second new moon after the winter solstice and ending on the full moon fifteen days later. The Chinese New Year includes visits to family and friends, special meals, fireworks (the most fireworks in the world are set off on this holiday), and gift giving.

Chinese New Year is a holiday celebrated by over 20% of the world’s population, and is considered the biggest holiday in China.

Interested in learning more about Chinese holidays and traditions? Check out these books from our collection:

Astronomy and Calendars: The Other Chinese Mathematics

By Jean-Claude Martzoff

 

The Moon Year: A Record of Chinese Customs and Festivals

By Julie Brendon and Igor Mitrophanow

 

Many thanks to Jutta Seibert for contribution to this blog post.


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Last Modified: February 5, 2019