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By Yuqi whose native language is Chinese. Yuqi is in 10th grade.

THERE are many traditions on Chinese New Year. This video talks about the importance of chopsticks to us. But it’s more than that. The video is saying that you should be home to celebrate Chinese New Year. Have a family dinner. Be together. Love and respect each other. Be happy together and share with your neighbors. We say that a pair of chopsticks represents a person. One bowl and a pair of chopsticks means a person is here. It means family. We have used chopsticks for a very long time and we still use them. There is an emotion they give you when you see them on the table: a family is here! 

This video celebrates over 4000 years of traditions in China.

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