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bullet Lunar New Year across Asia -articles on the New Year written for Channel A, a web e-zine 1996-1998
bullet Chinese New Year - UK site; easy reading on customs, Lion Dance, Dragons and the zodiac
bullet Chinese New Year
bullet Vietnamese New Year 2012, 2013 - Read about customs during Tet Nguyen Dan
bullet Tet Holiday - well illustrated site on customs of Tet
bullet Tet: Vietnamese New Year:The Chinese New Year and Tet, the Vietnamese New Year have many similarities.
bullet Lunar New Year- Vietnam Style
bullet Chinese Zodiac Page
bullet Chinese Horoscopes -- National Geographic Kids
bullet The Lion and the "Nien" - The New Year Monster
bullet The great race | British Council - a version of the story of the Chinese Zodiac for learners of English


bullet Chinese New Year Games
bullet Fu - the Chinese word for luck. Learn how to write this word to use on signs for New Year
bullet Recipes for Chinese New Year
bullet Favourite day-Chinese New Year - short story for kids.  Then enter your year of birth to discover your animal sign. Designed for English language learners.
bullet Celebrating Chinese New Year - Two videos about Chinese New Year celebrations in England
bullet Chinese New Year quiz - BBC News quiz. Test your knowledge.
bullet Chinese New Year - Make a Chinese Dragon
bullet  Lantern Festival : TES iboard  Choose lantern types from the right-hand panel. Use the tools on the left to change the lanterns' characteristics

BBC - CBeebies - Chinese New Year - Dragon - instructions and template for making a paper dragon






Resources for Teaching

bullet Vietnamese Zodiac - lengthy article from Things Asian.
bullet The Chinese New Year starts today. - ReadWriteThink
bullet BBC - Schools - Festivals & Events: Chinese New Year
bullet The Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade