Christmas in China by Mr. K’s Class

china-w1China is the fourth largest country in the world.great_wall_of_china China has a special wall that is thousands of years old, and thousands of miles long called the Great Wall of China.

giant-panda-china-big1There are many animals in China but the most popular animal in China is the Giant Panda.The Giant Panda is the most endangered animal in China.

dragon000624_1In their culture the Dragon symbolizes good luck and is used as a good luck charm.

This Christmas our class is studying about how they celebrate the Christmas holiday in China. China is a very special country and they have a big Christmas celebration in some parts of China. Not all are Christians in China. China has different religions. So not everybody celebrates Christmas.

1999906-red-lanterns-will-brighten-the-homes-of-the-chinese-2China uses the dragon as a symbol during celebrations of Christmas. The signature colors in China are red and gold/yellow. The Chinese people hang red and gold paper lanterns all over their homes and outdoors at Christmas time . Some Chinese people even have a Christmas tree like us.

2418839698_822a74da5f On their tree Chinese people use a lot of different kinds of paper ornaments,lanterns, flowers, animals, and especially the dragon. All of these ornaments are handmade.

cimg1091_peking_duckAt Christmas in China they eat peking duck, and they eat delicious dumplings, Bow ties, walnut cookies and of course rice. 200512_reuters_paul_yeung-thThey have a Santa Claus like ours but he is called Dun Che Lao Ren which means Christmas old Man.

And how do you say Merry Christmas in Chinese? Well in Mandarin it is Kung Hsi Hsi Nien bing Chu Shen Tan and in Cantonese it is Gun Tso Sun Tan Gung Haw Sun.

Well Kung Hsi Hsi Nien bing Chu Shen Tan (Merry Christmas) to all ,and to all a good night!

13 responses

  1. Kirsten Rorke

    Hi Mr. K’s class!

    I loved your report on Christmas in China. I used to work on Canal Street in Chinatown (NYC) and I loved when there were celebrations for Christmas and Chinese New Year.
    My favorite restaurant off Canal St. served shredded jellyfish! It was delicious. Thank you for your informative article!

    December 11, 2008 at 1:41 pm

  2. Ellen McGuinness

    Great job boys!!! BRAVO!!! Keep the great work.

    December 11, 2008 at 2:50 pm

  3. Ilene Goldstein-Harnett

    Hello Mr K’s class,
    GREAT research on China. I was so thrilled to speak with Jason in the hall to talk about the dragon and animals. The Giant Panda is my favorite animal in China. I can’t wait to see the end project celebration and to wish all of you Gun Tso Sun Tan Gung Haw Sun…and how do you say “Happy New year” in Cantonese?? I loved reading the article on facts about China. Thank you!
    from your best fan and Principal Mrs. Harnett!

    December 11, 2008 at 5:03 pm

  4. I liked the dragon for Christmas as a symbol. Christmas is special time for Chinese people and Americans.

    From Essence

    December 12, 2008 at 12:31 pm

  5. I liked how they have to red and gold colors. I like how the dragon gives them luck.
    By Kince

    December 12, 2008 at 12:32 pm

  6. I like panda. That panda are cute. At Christmas they use the good luck dragon and red lanterns They call Santa Christmas old man.
    by Shawna

    December 12, 2008 at 12:33 pm

  7. I learned that they eat Peking Duck and the Dumplings. Their Favorite Animal Panda eats a whole bunch of bamboo. I knew Chinese People celebrate Christmas.


    December 12, 2008 at 12:35 pm

  8. I learned that Chinese some people celebrate. Also learned that the panda is endangered.
    At Christmas the main colors are red gold and yellow.
    The great wall looks amazing

    by andrew

    December 12, 2008 at 12:37 pm

  9. Chris Fusco

    Great information. My favorite color is red. Christmas in China sounds exciting. Great presentaton!

    December 12, 2008 at 7:57 pm

  10. Ms. Marie

    First of all I want to say how proud I am of my class. They did a excellent job. They couldn’t get enough of it. Before they finished one part of the project they were asking for more. They did all the work for this project. Finding and collecting the information, writing the reports and decorating are bulletin boards. Our door was all their idea. I want to say thank you to each and everyone of you. Thank you Blair, Barry, Howard, Jason, Jonathan, Joshua, Manny and Tyreik. Oh, and a special thanks to Mr. Romano for his help. Last but not least a big thanks to Mr. Knudson and Ms. Andrea for putting up with my craziness. Happy Holidays to all.

    December 16, 2008 at 3:00 pm

  11. yousef

    i learned that china is the fourth largest country in the world and they put on there tree alot of paper oraments and latern flowers they also have a santa claus like us but its called dun che lao

    December 17, 2008 at 11:40 am

  12. 373rsunnyside

    We loved all of your great pictures and the interesting facts about how Christmas is celebrated in China. The handmade ornaments and lanterns were beautiful. Our Art Teacher, Mrs Curran helped us make some of the lanterns and fish. Our favorite symbol for the holiday celebration in China is the dragon.

    Thank you for helping us to learn about holiday celebrations in China.
    Happy holidays
    The students at Sunnyside

    December 22, 2008 at 12:21 am

  13. WOW!! Is this a class project? Because its very handy!!

    December 9, 2009 at 1:11 am

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