Traditions Speech Key Outline

Traditions Speech Key Outline - Dr Steele Rhetoric A w HSF...

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Dr. Steele Rhetoric A w/ HSF November 6, 2010 Key Word Outline Culture Through Custom A. Intro a. How excited are you on New Year’s Eve? b. With Chinese New Year I celebrate twice B. Description a. Usually end of January/beginning of February b. Based on Lunisolar Chinese Calendar (moon cycle); one of oldest traditions c. Chinese zodiac – similar to Western but 12 years instead; personality/events in life C. Celebrate in Chinatown a. Streets blocked off, Firecrackers (fend off evil spirits), dragon parade, cultural performances, confetti, music, masses of people, good food D. How we celebrate a. Family comes over for 8-10 dish meal – everyone helps cook b. Certain foods promote wealth, happiness, and good fortune – must eat everything b.i. Lucky color is red, decorations, massive amount of fortune cookies c. Red envelopes with money handed out before dinner, but must say happy new year in
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Unformatted text preview: Chinese to get it; used to be my income d. Some firecrackers and sparklers in the backyard, not as massive as Chinatown E. Defines my family a. Even though we do celebrate, we don’t strictly follow all traditions but only major ones (dishes, envelopes); it’s just a day to get together and celebrate our ancestry and family history, to respect my grandparents’ culture b. Chinese zodiac: monkey, identified with this my entire life c. I’m very Americanized, this reminds me where I came from and brings me back to my roots; what makes me different than my friends of other races c.i. 2 nd grade: brought in fortune cookies for the class, proud to explain, everyone was socially accepting...
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  • Fall '08
  • New Year, Chinese New Year, Chinatown, Fortune Cookies, KEY WORD outline, Lunisolar Chinese Calendar

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