Monday, February 23, 2015

THE CHINESE NEW YEAR VERSUS THE WESTERN NEW YEAR COMPARISON AND CONTRAST ESSAY


The New Year is celebrated in various ways all round the world and traditions vary greatly. Like other public holidays, these celebrations have their roots in the culture and traditions of the area. Below you will see reading material and videos concerning the Chinese New Year. Do your research and write an essay in which you compare and contrast Chinese and Western traditions.
Familiarize yourself with the issue:
·         “Chinese new year” https://prezi.com/soyvw3fxyyn3/chinese-new-year-2015/
·         “21 Ways Chinese new year beats every other holiday”  http://www.buzzfeed.com/zingtsjeng/reasons-why-chinese-new-year-is-the-king-of-holidays#.ty9WRv3XXA
Reading material to make notes on:
·         “ Chinese new year” http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/chinese-new-year  This sight comes with two wonderful videos which you should also watch
·         “Chinese spring festival 2015: tradition, history, day –by day – guide”  http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/special-report/chinese-new-year/  


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