Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 10:19
According to Wikipedia, Chinese Lantern Festival is a festival celebrated on the 15th day of the first month in the lunar calendar, and the last day of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. This year's Lantern Festival falls on February 6. The following stories are about the Lantern Festival and other Chinese popular festivals. Want to know more about Chinese history and culture? Join us in this year's PLS Big Read: The Joy Luck Club.
Lin Yi's lantern : a Moon Festival tale by Brenda Williams
When his mother sends him to the market to buy necessities for the upcoming festival, Lin Yi is certain his bargaining skills will get him the best prices and he will have money left over for his coveted red rabbit lantern.
Paper lanterns by Stefan Czernecki
With the lantern festival close at hand, Old Chan, the master paper lantern maker, must find an apprentice with the talent to continue his work.
Chinese New Year: festival of new beginnings by Terri Sievert
A brief description of what Chinese New Year is, how it started, and ways people celebrate this cultural holiday.
Long-Long's New Year : a story about the Chinese Spring festival by Catherine Gower
In this beautifully illustrated picture book, a little Chinese boy named Long-Long accompanies his grandfather into the city to sell cabbages in order to buy food and decorations for the New Year. Selling cabbages is harder than Long-Long expects, and he encounters many adventures before he finds a way to help his grandfather, and earn New Year's treats for his mother and little cousin.
The stunning, authentic illustrations-by a talented Chinese artist-capture the look of everyday life in rural China. Combined with the charming story of Long-Long's trip to the city, they offer a unique introduction to Chinese culture. Includes a glossary of Chinese terms.
Presents background information, related tales, and activities for celebrating five Chinese festivals--Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival, Qing Ming, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Moon Festival.
Each member of a Chinese family contributes to the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Includes author's note explaining this festival's customs and traditions.