Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom
Explores 13 major American holidays and gatherings: the history, folklore and rituals that have become central to those events. Special attention is paid to different ethnic groups and how they brought their own traditions to the occasions.
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Chinese New Year (Episode #106)
KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 5, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
In China, the most important celebration of the year is the one that takes place on the first day of the first lunar month-it's Chinese New Year, and it usually starts at about the same time as the western calendar month of February. Join Burt Wolf as he explores how Chinese Americans celebrate this holiday, learns why it's important to clean your house before the New Year, introduces you to the Kitchen God, shows you the art of making dumplings and explains the meaning of the Lion Dance.