Chinese New Year
The Year of the Snake begins on 2/10/2013.
- Chinese New Year Books for Children — Here’s a list of books about the celebration, linked to our library catalog.
- Chinese New Year — Basic information from the Chinapage website
- Chinese Calendar — A guide from InfoPlease
- Chinese New Year — Sylvia Chong has developed a collection of information about the holiday, including customs, food and decorations
- Lunar New Year in Taiwan — See how the holiday is celebrated in Taiwan
- Traditional Celebration of the Chinese New Year — Information from the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
Food and Cooking
- Chinese New Year — Information and recipes from the Food Network
- Lunar New Year: 2010 — Recipes, party tips, and a primer on the symbolism of different dishes from the Allrecipes.com website
Crafts, Games and Activities
- Chinese New Year — Activities for the classroom from the Apples4theteacher.com website
- Chinese New Year — Crafts and activities for kids from the Activity Village website
- Countdown to the New Year — A games for the new year from the PBS program, “Sagwa the Chinese Siamese cat”
- Crafts and Activities for Chinese New Year — From Enchanted Learning
Tet Nguyen Dan
Learn more about how the Vietnamese celebrate the lunar new year, Tet. Tet begins on February 14th and ends on February 18th.
- Traditions of Tet, the Vietnamese New Year — A description of Tet, the Vietnamese New Year from the AdoptVietnam Web site.
- Tet: Vietnamese New Year — Ideas for children’s celebrations, from the Families with Children from Vietnam support group website
- Celebrate Tet — From the AdoptVietnam website
- Vietnamese Lunar New Year — A discussion of the meaning of the Vietnamese New Year from the Vietnam-Beauty.com Web site.
- Tet Nguyen Dan — From the Diversity Calendar
- Tet Menu – Vietnamese New Year’s — A complete menu for celebrating Tet.