Celebrations

Australia, 1990

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Episode number 9 of Series “Dragon’s tongue”.
Centred around various festivals, particularly the Spring festival or Chinese New Year, this program looks at the lion dance, the use of firecrackers weddings, birthdays and the Chinese national day. Vocabulary learnt is centred around time, with examples being, “How long?”, “time off”, “often”, “How many?”. Professor Colin Mackerras attends a wedding and explains how a wedding is celebrated, and some of the traditions associated with birthdays. The calligraphy section shows various characters for different festivals. There are dramatised sequences which show a family celebrating the Spring festival, and a birthday, and we also witness a performance of “Waltzing Matilda” in Chinese.

Credits

producer/director

Maija Rove

production company

Griffith University

ABC-TV (Australia)

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Appears in

Dragon's tongue

Group of items

Dragon's tongue

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38532

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → China - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Festivals - Asia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Marriage customs and rites

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → New Year

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → New Year

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Chinese characters

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Chinese language

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Chinese language - Writing

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Marriage customs and rites

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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