Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year teach your students that different cultures celebrate the New Year in many different ways and at different times of the year. 
After listening to some read a louds - students can find out some cool facts about 
New Year Traditions around the world, and then encourage them to share some of their own.
  • Why is noise making important in ringing in the new year?
  • Why do we stay up so late? 
  • Where did the idea of  new year resolutions come from?
  • Why do the Burmese pour buckets of water on each other?
  • Why do Jewish families eat apples dipped in honey?
  • What do Columbians do to predict what will happen in the coming new year?
  • Why is the color red so special for  the Chinese new year?  

Product Details

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Then let them practice wishing each other
"Happy New Year in a few different languages.

"Gung Hay Fat Choy "
Denmark"Godt Nytår"
France"Bonne Année"
Germany"Gutes Neues Jahr"
Hawaii"Hauoli Makahiki Hou"
Ireland"Aith-bhliain fé mhaise dhuit"
Israel"Shana Tova"
Italy"Buon Capo d'Auno"
Japan"Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu"
Netherlands"Gelukkig Nieuwjaar"
Norway"Godt Nytt År"
Phillipines"Maligayang Bagong Taon"
Poland"Szczesliwego Nowego Roku"
Portugal"Feliz Ano Novo"
Spain"Feliz Año Nuevo"
Sweden"Gott Nytt År"
Turkey"Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun"
United States"Happy New Year! "

Happy New Year in different languages  from

1 comment:

Kelley Dolling said...

Great post . . . the kids are going to love hearing me fumble through all the different ways to say Happy New Year! Glad I found you today!

Kelley Dolling
Teacher Idea Factory