Christmas in China by Mr. K’s Class
China is the fourth largest country in the world. China has a special wall that is thousands of years old, and thousands of miles long called the Great Wall of China.
There 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.
In 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.
China 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.
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.
At Christmas in China they eat peking duck, and they eat delicious dumplings, Bow ties, walnut cookies and of course rice. They 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!