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Program Title: Chinese New Year
EASC Code: CC-36
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Region/Country: China
Language: English
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Subject: Anthropology & Folklore
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
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Release Date: 1994
Running Time: 25 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Children will experience the sights and sounds of a traditional Chinese New Year celebration as the usually peaceful Chinatown erupts with the noise of drums and firecrackers, and the beauty of vibrant, festive colors. During this most important and popular of all Chinese festivals, the ideas of communal awareness and starting anew are taught through the celebration in honor of Tsun Kwan, the god of the hearth, and the traditional festival of the dragon. A trip back in time to Chinese New Year in Peking China, circa 1975, a zodiac quiz and a Chinese folk tale show how traditions of this holiday have remained constant. A Chinese dragon-making project invites children to discover their own creativity.
Data Entry Date: 1/23/2003