Chinese Culture for Kids

15 Oct

Every nationality has a different lifestyle than others. When it comes to the Chinese culture for kids, nobody really knows. Some people just know what they see in movies or different things on TV. When watching about another culture, they really do not go into detail or even give the proper information. People should know about what really happens with within the Chinese culture for kids.

For instance, food plays a big role in the Chinese culture for kids. Each food has its own meaning that is special to the Chinese culture for kids and adults alike. Something else that is very important in Chinese culture is the type of food that is made will depend on who will be serving the food. And practically everybody knows that the Chinese use chopsticks to eat.

Another aspect of the Chinese culture for kids is that China does not follow the same calendar year like everyone else. The Chinese follow a calendar year that is based on according to the lunar cycle. In the Chinese culture, for kids and adults alike, a great deal of preparation is done prior to the New Year. The Chinese want to do away with the old year and bring in the New Year with traditions and special food. The most common tradition during the New Year season is the sweeping of the floors before New Year’s Day. They do this because they want to sweep up any evil and bad luck that might be around before the New Year, so they can welcome the New Year with peace, hope and happiness.

Along with the Chinese calendar year being different, so are their Zodiac Signs. The Chinese Zodiac follows a 12-year cycle. Each year has a different animal that represents that year.  For example, 2010 was the year of the Tiger. The Chinese Zodiac does share a common feature in their zodiac signs. Just like everybody else’s zodiac, each person that is born under that zodiac sign will have those particular characteristics, which in this case would be an animal.

Even though each culture has their traditions, it is still always interesting to learn about each one. It will help us understand our customs a little bit better because some customs are extremely close to another country’s custom.  Learning about Chinese culture for kids is also a good learning experience for other children around the world so they can understand China a little better.

 

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