Diddily Dee Dot's Dreamland for Children Everywhere
Tue, 10 Jun 2008
Diddily Dee Dot's Dreamland for Children Everywhere. Sarah in China.
The SECRET TRAVELS of SARAH
Sara found these little facts when she
visited China on the
Ice cream was
invented in China around 2000BC
Chinese packed a soft milk and rice mixture
China is the fourth largest
country in the world.
sometimes a day ahead of the United
The Chinese year is based on the
cycles of the moon.
This is called
a lunar schedule.
A complete cycle
of the Chinese calendar takes 60 years.
The Chinese calendar dates back to 2600
It is the oldest known
Each year is represented by an
There are twelve animals which
represent the twelve months.
readings Buddha named the years after the twelve
animals that came to visit him before he left the
The Chinese believe that you
have some of the characteristics of the animal
representing the year in which you were
Chinese child loses a baby tooth,
get tucked under the pillow for the tooth
If the child loses an upper
the child's parents plant the tooth in
so the new tooth will grow in
straight and healthy.
Parents toss a
lost bottom tooth up to the rooftops,
the new tooth will grow upwards , too.
considered good luck for the gate to a house to
We know that the Chinese grew
rice as long as 5000 BC
found rice grains in farming tools and pots from
Long ago, silk making was a
closely guarded secret.
gave the secret away could be killed.
Chinese patriots hoped to rid themselves
of hated foreign conquerors.
the time of an uprising, the patriots hid messages
in moon cakes.
Red is considered a lucky
color in China.
At one time wedding
dresses were red.
New Year's banners,
clothing, and lucky money envelopes are still
with thanks for these little facts,
they are wonderful.
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