This guide had been built for the Asian Mid-Autumn Festival 2015 sponsored by Office of the Provost, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, First Year Experience, and the Center for International Affairs of CWRU.
Through beautiful illustrations, Celebrating Chinese Festivals presents the most important and celebrated festivals of China, and explains the traditions, the delicious foods, the exciting activities and special customs that go with them! Readers will experience many Chinese festivities together with Little Mei and her family as they celebrate: Chinese New Year. Fireworks at midnight, lion dancing and visiting with family members. The Lantern Festival. A parade of lanterns to celebrate the first full moon. Qingming Festival. Paying respects to departed loved ones by sweeping and tending to their graves. The Dragon Boat Festival. Eating zongzi and dragon boat racing. Festival of the Cow Herder and the Weaving Maiden. A Romantic story of the origin of Chinese Valentine's Day. The Mid-autumn Festival. Families get together to make sweet mooncakes! Double Ninth Festival. An autumn tradition where people climb mountains and drink a special tea to protect against danger, and visit elders to pay their respects. The classic Chinese legends and poems in this colorful book will help children understand Chinese culture, and the recipes for tasty festival treats will delight those who love Chinese food.
This multicultural children's book is full of Japanese holidays, culture, language and stories! The people of Japan love to celebrate. In fact, they love it so much they have a day of celebration, whether it's a change in season, a religious observance, or just a special moment in life, every month of the year. Brimming with ancient traditions, exotic decorations, and delicious, seasonal foods,Japanese Celebrations will take you on a month-by-month tour of some of Japan's best-loved festivals. Beautifully illustrated and full of fascinating facts about Japanese holidays and celebrations, this 48-page picture book offers a vivid picture of some of Japan's most festive events including New Year's, Children's Day, Cherry Blossom Season, Harvest Moon Viewing, Christmas in Japan and many more. With simple but informative text and illustrations that explain the significance of the dress, decoration, food, gifts and activities associated with these events,Japanese Celebrations promises to delight and educate young readers and parents alike.
Mooncakes is the lyrical story of a young girl who shares the special celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival with her parents. As they eat mooncakes, drink tea and watch the night sky together, Mama and Baba tell ancient tales of a magical tree that can never be cut down, the Jade Rabbit who came to live on the moon and one brave woman's journey to eternal life. With a gentle focus on the importance of family, Mooncakes is a perfect book for parent and child to read together, while its educational aspect makes it ideal for school libraries that wish to provide an insight into a unique cultural holiday.
Little Rabbit wonders if there is another little rabbit just like her. Then one night, as the moon shines brightly, Little Rabbit meets Brown Rabbit. Could he be the friend she has been wishing for? Full color.
This simple, young, and satisfying story follows a Chinese American family as they celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Each member of the family lends a hand as they prepare a moonlit picnic with mooncakes, pomelos, cups of tea, and colorful lanterns. And everyone sends thanks and a secret wish up to the moon. Grace Lin's luminous and gloriously patterned artwork is perfect for this holiday tale. Her story is simple--tailor-made for reading aloud to young children. And she includes an informative author's note with further details on the customs and traditions of the Moon Festival for parents and teachers. The Moon Festival is one of the most important holidays of the year along with the Lunar New Year, so this book makes an excellent companion to Grace Lin's Bringing In the New Year, which features the same family.
In these charming volumes, Little Mei asks her grandfather about each of the four different Chinese celebrations represented. He tells her the stories of Nian and the monster Xi (Chinese New Year); Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet who loved his kingdom (Dragon Boat Festival); the Jade Emperor of Heaven who ordered the earth to be destroyed by fire (Lantern Festival); and Hou Yi who shot down the suns (Mid-Autumn Festival). InCelebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival Little Mei wants to know why her family members have all come together this evening. Grandpa tells her the story of Hou Yi who shot down the suns and his wife, Chang'e, who floats to the moon. Includes a quick recipe for moon cakes.