Archive for Chinese New Year
In the USA, many children get the chance to explore Manadrin language and some aspects of Chinese culture through an adorable little character named Kai Lan on children’s t.v. show: Ni Hao Kai Lan (Hello, Hai Lan). Here she and her friends sing a traditional New Year’s Song. To learn more about Chinese New Year customs and to see what the lyrics to this song mean, visit the Making Multicultural Music blog.
January 23, 2012 marks the Chinese New Year welcoming in the year of the dragon. In this video you can see some beautiful images of dragons and discover the symbolism behind this very important sign. A wonderful history lesson and amazing photographs all in one short video!
Chinese New Year is celebrated all over the world! Check out this wonderful Chinese New Year celebration from the capital of Australia – including some added Australian Aboriginal music as well! See the beautiful highlights of dancing, parades, martial arts, dragon boat races and much more that brought in 2009 (the year of the Ox) to the land down under.