Bet You Didn't Know: History of Chinese New Year

This clip discusses the history of the Chinese New Year and how the holiday is celebrated. It also explains the significance of many of the holiday's symbols, such as red clothes, dragons, and rabbits.

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  1. How many people celebrate Chinese New Year?
  2. Where is Chinese New Year celebrated?
  3. How do people prepare for the holiday?
  4. How do families celebrate?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify major causes and describe the major effects of the following events from 500 BC to AD 600: ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    summarize the fundamental ideas and institutions of Eastern civilizations that originated in China a...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the origin and diffusion of major ideas in mathematics, science, and technology that occurr...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe the major political, religious/philosophical, and cultural influences of Persia, India, Chi...

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