Word of the Day – Lunar New Year 2021

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Do you know the definition for the New Word of the Day which is “Lunar New Year?”

Pronounced: [lü-nər nü yir]

The word lunar refers to a moon. New refers to latest. Year refers to 365 days. Thus, Lunar New Year means the celebration of the new year in the Chinese calendar. February 12, 2021 is the year of the ox. Fireworks and firecrackers are a traditional element of Chinese New Year celebrations. In addition, other celebrations include:

  • End of winter
  • Beginning of spring
  • Honoring of deities
  • Honoring of ancestors
  • Annual family reunion dinner
  • Decoration of windows and doors with red paper-cuts and couplets
  • Popular themes of good fortune or happiness, wealth, and longevity

So, Homeschoolers: sketch an illustration and describe what the ‘Lunar New Year’ means to you.



About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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