How Much Does Your Child Know About The Lunar New Year?
Besides wearing new clothes and collecting red packets, there are numerous myths and customs that surround the Lunar New Year festival.
The Lunar New Year festival is centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and customs. Lunar New Year is celebrated in many Asian countries and territories, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and even Australia. In fact, it is one of the world’s most prominent and celebrated festivals, with the “largest annual mass human migration in the world”.
Take this quiz together with your child to see how many of these myths and customs have you come across before. And who knows? Your child might just know more about the Lunar New Year than you!
1. The Chinese New Year doesn’t start on the same day every year.
2. The Chinese New Year is also known as the ______ festival.
3. On the eve of Chinese New Year, families traditionally have a ___________
4. Why is the Chinese character "Fu" pasted upside down?
5. According to the Chinese calendar, 2014 is the year of the _______.
6. Which of these is not a Chinese zodiac animal?
7. _______ festival marks the final day of the Chinese New Year celebrations.
8. The lion dance on New Year is performed to stave off which mythical creature?
9. Which color is traditionally worn during festivities to ward off evil and bad luck?
10. According to Chinese belief, the noise from firecrackers ___________________.
11. What do you call that special treat made from glutinous rice that's traditionally baked/fried during Lunar New Year celebrations?
12. Which of these is considered an inappropriate gift during Chinese New Year?
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