Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

miércoles, 25 de enero de 2012

Chinese New Year: The Year of the Dragon.

Read these articles and make a comment about this celebration. What does it represent for Chinese people?
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10 comentarios:

  1. Like I can read in the two articles and like I can see in the original fotos, the chinese people in Liverpool can continues their traditions.
    I think, that´s very important for each person, who immigrated to another country.
    In my opinion, the chinese tradition is very interesting, with its mystical symbolics, and large history.
    I have to say, that I don't believe, that if I was born in the sign of the dragon or any other symbol, I would have a determinated destination. But I respect their tradition and belief, furthermore:"If I could, I would celebrate with chinese community".
    Finally, I say to all chinese people:"HAPPY NEW YEAR!"
    P.S: I can´t stop to listen the song by Phil Collins.

  2. Before of anything, I must say I love oriental culture, so I like this article a lot.
    It's not common to see oriental people doing something together in the street. I like very much this celebration in particular because I've seen it in some anime series (Albert, anime series are the typical janapese series witch are like cartoons, they're not animal documentaries, haha, I'll put you some famous examples later), and it's really nice. I'd wish to go to one of them, I guess I'll do it someday. I'd like also to participate in that celebration, to drees up as dragon, and to have a lot of fun!
    My very favourite anime is called 'Naruto', it is very funny and it's got a very good argument, but it is so long!! (the lastest episode was the number 466!)

  3. The Chinese New Year consists of 12 Animal signs,This Chinese New Year is The Year of the Dragon (the fith sign), and Chinese people are very happy. It begins on January 23, 2012 and ends on February 9, 2013.

    In my opinion I think they are all the time happy and the most time they are in the Happy New Year. They are with the family like us.

    Alberto jr

  4. The year of the dragon starts on January 23, 2012 and ends on February 9, 2013. The dragon is the fifth sign of Chinese zodiac consists of 12 animal signs. The dragon is a criaturade myth and legend.
    For the Chinese the dragon is a simblo of strength and power so they think that all people was born under this sign will have good luck and good life.
    I think the Chinese are very superstitious and they believe too much in the zodiac but it is their culture and way of thinking and I respect it.

  5. I think it's interesting to know this tradition. On television there are many documentaries that explain to celebrate the New Year in China. It is very important to know new cultures because this opens up your mind.
    Chinese people visit their family, there are thousands of fireworks and are particularly important the first three days of celebration.
    We must not forget that everyone works every day, but this day everybody goes with friends.

  6. I think that the new year for the Chinese population is one of the most important traditions in to his culture.The year of the dragoon is one of the most important and they say that the persons born in this year are brave, carried away, and one of few faults that they have is to be conceited;in the Chinese zodiac I'm a boar, which it wants to say that my color is the black (it's truth, it's one of my favorite colors) and that I have qualities like communication, intuition and the sensibility (I don't believe that).I would like that here in Salobreña ,it was celebrated the Chinese new year because it's full of color, music and models of dragoons.

  7. The Chinese New Year, known in China as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year festival is the most important traditional Chinese calendar year, also held in other countries in Eastern Oceania.
    Based on the lunisolar calendar used traditionally in China, the celebrations begin on the first day of the first lunar month and ends on the fifteenth day, when celebrating the festival of lanterns. During this period includes the largest human migration in the world, the "movement of spring."

    Laura Trujillo Reyes 2ºBach B

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  9. The Dragon is a very important sign of the chinese zodiac.The sign of the Dragon represents an emperador and power. For them this symbol signifying success and happiness.
    I find it really interesting because is the most important tradition of this enormous country and I love know about differents cultures, this is very important for have an open mind when I listen others thoughts.
    I was born the Year of the Pig. According to the Chinese zodiac, the pig sign represents virility and fertility… hahahhaa.

    By Vanessa Castaño 1ºA