2016 Advent Calendar: Day 2

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Matthew 1:18

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.

Day 2: Christmas Around The World – China

  • Christmas = Shang Dan Jiang
  • In China, they use bright coloured paper lanterns to decorate houses for Christmas.  They put candles inside and the light shines brightly through the coloured paper.
  • Chinese children hang up stockings in the hope that Sheng Dan Lao Ren will visit them and fill them with presents. Who do you think Sheng Dan Lao Ren is?
  • Christmas Day is not a public holiday in China like it is here. People go to work and children go to school. This is because China is mainly a Buddhist country. Their biggest celebration is Chinese New Year which usually falls sometime in January or February.

Numbers In Words 1

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Some possible Tangram patterns from Day 1’s Challenge:

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