Monday, January 26, 2015

Lunar New Year 2015

As an ESOL specialist, I always enjoyed teaching students about the different cultural holidays around the world. One of our favorites to study was the Lunar New Year. Did you know that each Asian country that celebrates Lunar New Year based on the ancient Chinese lunisolar calendar has their own special traditions for this holiday?

This year the Lunar New Year falls on February 19, though many countries have celebrations for days before and after.

The traditions across Asia are varied and interesting. Explore the map below to find out more about the countries that celebrate the Lunar New Year and how they celebrate! This map also makes a great station for helping your students explore the traditions of each celebration!

Interested in making your own interactive images? Check out my post on Thinglink.

1 comment:

  1. Love the interactive map--what a great resource for teachers! I've never seen this app before--thanks for sharing and making me aware of it.