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Cultural Holiday Comparisons New Years Day-Michael Chi Independence Day-Allan Chi Childrens Day-Takuya Sonoda

Mar 26, 2015

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Cultural Holiday Comparisons New Years Day-Michael Chi Independence Day-Allan Chi Childrens Day-Takuya Sonoda Slide 2 New Year Day Chinese Americans celebrate their own special New Years Day holiday. Chinese Americans celebrate their own special New Years Day holiday. Many still celebrate the New Year holiday established by Chinas ancient lunar calendar more than 4000 years ago. Many still celebrate the New Year holiday established by Chinas ancient lunar calendar more than 4000 years ago. In the USA they have a Chinese New Year which begins with Yuan Tan and concludes with a festival. In the USA they have a Chinese New Year which begins with Yuan Tan and concludes with a festival. Slide 3 Chinese New Year Day When I lived in China, we wore new clothes, and got lots of money from our parents, and grandmothers and grandfathers. When I lived in China, we wore new clothes, and got lots of money from our parents, and grandmothers and grandfathers. We visited family people who also gave us presents for a Happy New Year. We visited family people who also gave us presents for a Happy New Year. People talked with each other a lot and we made dumplings and ate them. People talked with each other a lot and we made dumplings and ate them. We also saw street shows and ate food then. We also saw street shows and ate food then. Slide 4 Chinese New Year Foods Spring Egg Rolls Dumplings Slide 5 Dragon Shows In China we can see street shows like this one. In China we can see street shows like this one. Slide 6 USA New Year On this night people say good bye to the past and look ahead to a better future. On this night people say good bye to the past and look ahead to a better future. People make New Years resolutions to spend less money, give up smoking, lose weight. People make New Years resolutions to spend less money, give up smoking, lose weight. On New Years Day people start new programs, one example is for exercise. On New Years Day people start new programs, one example is for exercise. Slide 7 Happy New Year Slide 8 United States of America New Years Food Slide 9 Similarities No one works on this day. Every one has dinner with their family. No one works on this day. Every one has dinner with their family. Both China and the USA have fireworks. China, has them on New Years Day and the USA has them mostly on New Years Eve. Both China and the USA have fireworks. China, has them on New Years Day and the USA has them mostly on New Years Eve. Slide 10 Differences China celebrated Chinese New Years by having a 7 day celebration. China celebrated Chinese New Years by having a 7 day celebration. The United States celebrated December 31 and New Years Day. The United States celebrated December 31 and New Years Day. In the USA friends and family exchange kisses with each other. In the USA friends and family exchange kisses with each other. In the USA New Years Day has parades and sports to watch on TV. In the USA New Years Day has parades and sports to watch on TV. Slide 11 Chinese and American Independence Day Slide 12 Chinese Independence Day Background October 1 st 1949 is when the Peoples Republic of China was born. Independence day is the day that not the original government was defeated and fled to Taiwan. October 1 st 1949 is when the Peoples Republic of China was born. Independence day is the day that not the original government was defeated and fled to Taiwan. That is the back ground of the Chinese independence day. That is the back ground of the Chinese independence day. Slide 13 American Independence Day Background American Independence Day is the most important patriotic holiday celebrating the birth of a nation. In 1776 the 13 American colonies were in the midst of their revolutionary against Great Britain. On July 4 th of that year the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, a document which declared the colonies free and independent states. That is the back ground of American independence. American Independence Day is the most important patriotic holiday celebrating the birth of a nation. In 1776 the 13 American colonies were in the midst of their revolutionary against Great Britain. On July 4 th of that year the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, a document which declared the colonies free and independent states. That is the back ground of American independence. Slide 14 Similarities The similarities between Chinese Independence Day and the American Independence Day are that they both celebrate the freedom of a new county. The similarities between Chinese Independence Day and the American Independence Day are that they both celebrate the freedom of a new county. Slide 15 Differences Chinese Independence Day is October 1 st and American Independence Day is July 4 th. Chinese Independence Day is October 1 st and American Independence Day is July 4 th. For Chinese Independence Day we have one week off from school and for American Independence Day there is no school but the worker gets that day off. For Chinese Independence Day we have one week off from school and for American Independence Day there is no school but the worker gets that day off. Slide 16 Independence Day Shows For Chinese Independence Day there are many shows and many people will go out shopping and have parties in their houses and there are many shows on the TV that celebrate Independence Day. For Chinese Independence Day there are many shows and many people will go out shopping and have parties in their houses and there are many shows on the TV that celebrate Independence Day. On American Independence Day people will have parties in their house and people will go out to see the fireworks and shop out side for a lot of fun. On American Independence Day people will have parties in their house and people will go out to see the fireworks and shop out side for a lot of fun. Slide 17 The Chinese Lion Show Slide 18 Independent Day Fire Works Slide 19 Independent Day Foods Slide 20 Japanese and American Childrens Day Slide 21 Japanese Childrens Day Background Japanese Childrens Day was made in 1948 by the Japanese government. Japanese Childrens Day was made in 1948 by the Japanese government. This holiday was made to respect childrens personalities and to celebrate their happiness. This holiday was made to respect childrens personalities and to celebrate their happiness. Japanese Childrens Day was originally called Tango no sekku. Japanese Childrens Day was originally called Tango no sekku. Slide 22 Childrens Day Similarities The similarities between Japanese Childrens Day and American Childrens Day are that they both celebrate childrens growth and happiness. The similarities between Japanese Childrens Day and American Childrens Day are that they both celebrate childrens growth and happiness. Slide 23 Childrens Day Differences The difference between Japanese Childrens Day and American Childrens Day are that Americans do not decorate the outside of their houses like Japanese do. The difference between Japanese Childrens Day and American Childrens Day are that Americans do not decorate the outside of their houses like Japanese do. Japanese Childrens Day is on May 5th. But American Childrens Day is not as popular. Some people say that American Childrens day is not officially made. Japanese Childrens Day is on May 5th. But American Childrens Day is not as popular. Some people say that American Childrens day is not officially made. But President Clinton declared a National Childrens Day on Oct. 8, 2000. But President Clinton declared a National Childrens Day on Oct. 8, 2000. Slide 24 Childrens Day Shows Americans usually do not decorate out side. But Japanese do. Japanese decorate with a carp banner that is called koinobori. Japanese also decorate inside too. Japanese decorate with kabuto. This is a Japanese Samurais helmet and head guard. Americans usually do not decorate out side. But Japanese do. Japanese decorate with a carp banner that is called koinobori. Japanese also decorate inside too. Japanese decorate with kabuto. This is a Japanese Samurais helmet and head guard. Japanese decorate their house from April to early May in honor of their sons and in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong. Japanese decorate their house from April to early May in honor of their sons and in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong. Slide 25 Koinobori Slide 26 Kabuto Slide 27 Japanese Special Food for Childrens Day Japanese rice cake Chimaki Slide 28

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