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  1. Chinese Holidays and Festivals By Mary Ellen, Jillian, and Amber

  2. There are many different festivals in China. A few include: • Winter Solstice. • Dragon Boat Festival • Buddah’s Birthday Festival • Spring Festival. • Chinese New Year. • Seven Sisters Festival.

  3. It takes place at the end of May. In 2014 it starts on May 31- June 2 • This festival is celebrated to dispell disease and build their bodies • They also celebrate this festival by dragon boat racing. The Dragon Boat Festival

  4. It starts on December 22, 2014 • It celebrates balance and harmony in life • Yin= darkness and cold because it’s celebrating the cold • Yang= light and warmth like the summer months • They also eat dumplings to celebrate The Winter Solstice

  5. It starts on January 31, 2014 • Also known as the Lunar New Year • It is one of the grandest and most important festivals • It celebrates family reunion and hopes of spring and flowers blossoming The Spring Festival

  6. It starts August 2, 2014 • This festival is also known as the Chinese Valentines Day • They celebrate this festival by needle work competitions Seven Sisters Festival

  7. It starts on August 10, 2014 • It is the Chinese Halloween • The highlight of this festival is the Chinese opera The Hungry Ghost Festival

  8. It starts May 6, 2014 • It is one of the most spiritual festivals . • People pay respect to Buddha by bathing statues of him in bowls of water. • This day celebrates Buddhism. Buddha’s Birthday

  9. It starts on September 9, 2014 • This festival celebrates the mischievous monkey god who helped a famous monk • People burn incense and paper offerings on his festival Monkey God Festival

  10. It starts on April 5, 2014 • Ching Ming means clean and bright • People tidy up their ancestors gravestones and weed cemetaries. Ching Ming Festival

  11. Websites • Travelchinaguide.com • Discoverhongkong.com • Groiler.com • Kidrex.com Resources