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Chinese New Year

Happy New Year everyone. I found these pictures on the internet along with the journaling that I added. I thought that the pictures were very interesting and different. This is the year of the Horse and here is some background information:

 

Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Chinese new year vary widely. Often, the evening preceding Chinese New Year's Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red color paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of "good fortune" or "happiness", "wealth", and "longevity." Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes.

Although the Chinese calendar traditionally does not use continuously numbered years, outside China its years are often numbered from the reign of the 3rd millennium BC Yellow Emperor. But at least three different years numbered 1 are now used by various scholars, making the year beginning AD 2014 the "Chinese Year" 4712, 4711, or 4651.

 

 

Supplies Used:

EBA Silent Night Collection -- Paper - Starry Night

MJO Planet Earth Collection -- Butterfly

JCO New Years Dream Collection -- Fireworks


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Great research Carol! Very interesting information. You found a great way to scrap the holiday and it's traditions. I really like the different horse pictures, such a variety.

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I really found the dates to be interesting. Thanks for the info. I love the horse images that you got from the internet. Lovely colors and design.

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neat collection of pictures, and I appreciate the background info. Always love your little mini-lessons that accompany many of your layouts! And thanks for using the background paper from Silent Night Collection Biggie. It certainly looks astrological here!

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Super photos and great journaling Carol. Your page is so festive and informative - thanks for writing this all out, I very much enjoyed looking and reading! :)

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