ERIC Number: ED211400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Chinese Festivals and Customs.
Green, Sandra Aili
Traditional festivals and customs of the Chinese people are described in this publication which can be used with secondary level students. In the margins of the text are numbers which indicate slides and cultural objects that relate to the text. The text, however, can be used without the slides and objects. The following festivals are described: Chinese New Year (the most widely celebrated festival which falls around the end of January); Lion Dances and Roasted Pork (performed for many occasions e.g., at the grand openings of a new business); Ching Ming or Remembrance of Ancestors Day (people visit the graves of relatives and make offerings to them; falls on the 106th day after the winter solstice); Dragon Boat Festival (also known as Poet's Day, it commemorates the death of the poet Chu Yuan); Hungry Ghosts Festival (ceremony entails making offerings to the ghosts of those who died in poverty or without family); Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival (next to the New Year, Moon Festival is the most popular of Chinese festivals; takes place outside at night so that people can admire the moon); Double Tenth (marks the anniversary of the start of the Revolution of 1911); May Day (Communist Labor day); October First (independence day). Also described are customs regarding children, marriage, funerals, homes, taking meals, and tea. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Children, Chinese Culture, Food, Housing, Life Style, Marriage, Reading Materials, Secondary Education
Project on East Asian Studies in Education, 108 Lane Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($1.50 without slides, $13.50 with slides).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Project on East Asian Studies in Education.
Identifiers: Funerals; Holidays
Note: For related documents, see SO 013 762-769.