Although the Spring Festival is not a formal national holiday in Canada, with the gradual influence of the Chinese in Canada, Canadian people also joined the celebration of the spring festival. On the occasion of the arrival of Spring Festival every year, many major department stores are aimed at Chinese new year, providing a series of authentic traditional Chinese new year merchandise, including Spring Festival couplets, flowers, candy, special purchases for the Spring Festival. The different ethnic minorities in China have different folk customs. For example, every April, the Dai people in Yunnan provinces sing and dance to celebrate their Water-Sprinkling Festival, and the Torch festival is the most crucial event to Yi people. However, probably the most spectacular memory for people is Chinese New Year.
The Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras Parade was organized in 1991, by the common goals of building a better community and the pursuit of good family fun. It’s the largest parade in the Ark-La-Tex area. It takes place 10 days before Fat Tuesdays. The Aseana spring festival is a festival of different Asian culture in the country. Each year the festival celebrates one Asian culture in particular and this year on April 2nd Shreveport celebrated the Laotian culture.
Chinese New Year happens in January or February, based on the Lunar Calendar. The Zodiac changes every year with one out of the twelve animals. The way my mother celebrates it is the day before the fifteen-day celebration starts (but most people get the first
They also have some activities the kids that re celebrating get to do. The main activities are mask making, word searches, and coloring/ making signs. There might be some things about mardi gras so here are some fact about mardi Gras. Mardi gras has been celebrated for 177 years. Mardi Gras marks the end of carnival season.
Mardi gras has multiple names depending on cultures. Some countries call it “Pancake Day”, “Shrove Tuesday”, and even “Twelfth Night” (“Mardi Gras 2014”). Twelfth Night is a feast when three wise men see the Christ Child and it also means the Start of the carnival season and Shrove Tuesday is when Catholics would confess sins and after that they would get ready for lent. Lent is always forty days of self denial of Christ fasting under temptations. In the end Mardi gras helps with religion and it is based off of it as
So, the society in the book celebrates people's birthdays in a mass celebration over two days that everyone in the community comes to while the American Society does individual celebrations with only family and friends. Finally, the gift giving in these two societies are similar yet also different. In the Giver’s society, children get specific gifts and things that they need as they turn a year older. For example, when Jonas’, father’s, sister “became a Nine that year, and got her bicycle” because when children in the community turn nine they get bicycles (Lowry 13). However, in the American Society when people turn a year older they get gifts from their friends and family, typically gifts that these people want and have asked for.
Mardi gras is and always will be the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Mardi gras marks the end of carnival season. Mardi gras is also known as Pancake Day. In England, Australia, Ireland, Canada, and New Zealand, people will often be seen celebrating Mardi gras by eating pancakes and joining in on pancake themed activities. The official colors of Mardi gras are purple, gold, and green.
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However, this time will be in Taichung, so I am also very curious about the difference between lifestyle in Taipei and Taichung. Because I like Taiwan and characteristic of Taiwanese people, I am sure that I can spend fruitful year like the last time before during this exchange