Using the traditional customs of Chinese New Year as the main content, young readers learn about the origins of Chinese New Year through this story!
According to legend, through successfully escaping the attack by the "Nian monster", our ancestors celebrated and created the customs around 過年 (Passing the New Year, but can also literally means "Passing the Nian monster").
Every Lunar New Year's eve, families clean their home, to removing the old and welcoming the new. For the duration of this important cultural festival, people also hang spring couplets, distribute red pockets, say auspicious greetings, return to their homes, worship the god of wealth, and gather around a feast!
The author uses vibrant illustrations and storytelling to weave in the cultural details of this important festival. In addition to the story, this book also includes recommended activities & games, as well as fun rhythmic poems about new years that young readers can enjoy!
Hardcover | 36 pages | 25 x 26cm