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Lunar New Year Information Posters

The Lunar New Year Information Posters provides information on Lunar New Year celebrations. These are great to use as a display or as a discussion point with children.

Lunar New Year is a festival typically celebrated in China and other Asian countries that begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar. On New Year’s day, family members receive red envelopes (lai see) containing small amounts of money. The origins of the Lunar New Year festival are thousands of years old and are steeped in legends. One legend is that of Nian, a hideous beast believed to feast on human flesh on New Year’s day. Because Nian feared the colour red, loud noises, and fire, red paper decorations were pasted to doors, lanterns were burned all night, and firecrackers were lit to frighten the beast away.

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