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The Eve of Good Fortune



The Eve of Good Fortune

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.97

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     challenging words:    selection, fortune, change, celebration, during, life, throughout, success, example, represent, reunion, ahead, gather, family, leave, brushes
     content words:    Chinese New Year, New Year, Happy New Year


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The Eve of Good Fortune
By Jody Williams
  

1     Chinese New Year celebrates change. It celebrates getting rid of the old and welcoming the new. It is usually celebrated in January or February. Everything during Chinese New Year celebrations centers on good fortune for the new year. Celebrating usually begins the day before. Homes are prepared. The house is cleaned to get rid of things from the old year. Brooms and brushes are put away. Debts are paid. Differences with family and friends are worked out. Close .....
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