Chinese New Year starts today. To mark the beginning of the Year of the Dragon, we pose questions that link to a variety of Times articles from the past and present, as well as to outside resources. Use this collection to teach students about the holiday and its cultural significance and traditions.
WHOM do you know who celebrates the Lunar, or Chinese, New Year?
WHAT is the significance of the Year of the Dragon?
WHAT is your Chinese zodiac sign?
WHAT do people eat to celebrate, and WHAT Chinese dining etiquette tipsdo you follow?
WHAT did some in China propose, on the eve of last year’s holiday festivals, that adult children be required by law to do?
WHEN did Chinese New Year celebrations first begin?
WHEN is the Lantern Festival, the traditional end of the Chinese New Year festivities?
WHERE does “one of the most elaborate celebrations in the world” take place, according to this 2010 blog post?
HOW, according to reports, did “real-life superhero” known as the Incredible Shining Knight help three migrant workers get home for Chinese New Year?
HOW might cleaning up for Chinese New Year help your health?
HOW important is your own ethnic and racial identity, and the cultural traditions that come with it?