Of all the Chinese music in our schools month coloring pages, Chinese New Year is the most loved and anticipated festival. This important event heralds the start of the new lunar year, not a calendar year. The festivities begin with the new moon of the first days and ends 15 days later, just on the next full moon.

Chinese New Year is a lot more than just firecrackers, dancing dragons, and lucky money. It honors heaven, earth, and the ancestors too. Coloring pages are a great way to introduce kids to celebrations and festivals from around the world. So if you are thinking of doing the same, then you have landed at the right place.

Here is a collection of 15 Chinese New Year coloring pages featuring lanterns, masks, dragons and of course, zodiac signs and much more. Celebrate Chinese New Year with your children with this coloring page featuring an ancient Chinese lantern. This coloring sheet is a great way to introduce your kid to the Chinese New Year. A traditional Chinese lunar year falls on the first day of the first lunar month, following the winter solstice. Each year on the Chinese calendar symbolizes a particular animal. The Chinese New Year celebration continues until the Chinese Lantern Festival held 15 days after the New Year. Lantern:Here’s a Chinese New Year coloring page of an old-fashioned Chinese lantern for you to print out and color.

Lanterns of all shapes and sizes are hung to commence the New Year. A Chinese New Year celebration ends with the Lantern Festival, a stunning spectacle of lanterns. The Lantern Festival began during the Han dynasty. In the early days, the lanterns were lit in honor of Lord Buddha. Even kids carry small lanterns during the Lantern Festival. Here’s a lovely image capturing the excitement of a Chinese New Year party.

It features two young children in traditional clothes dancing under the Chinese lantern. The Chinese people celebrate New Year in a grand way, especially the little ones. They stay up all night just to witness this joyful moment. Some even assist their parents in cleaning the house. After cleaning, the house is decorated to welcome the New Year. Chinese Zodiac:As per Chinese astrology, each Chinese New Year is associated with an animal sign that occurs in a 12-year cycle.