中国记忆传统节日 12 Chinese Festival Books (Simplified and Traditional)

Books About Major Chinese Holidays and Festivals

中国记忆(传统节日共) Chinese Festivals Stories Collection are some of the most beautiful Chinese cultural books that we have. This series celebrates 12 important Chinese holidays.

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Children’s books that celebrate Chinese culture and identity

In addition to Chinese language, I am also learning about Chinese cultural traditions with my children.

My family lives in a small American town, and my children have not experienced authentic celebrations of Chinese festivals and holidays.

Other than Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Dragon Boat Festival, I have trouble recalling the details of what memories my late parents shared during my childhood.

Books About Major Chinese Holidays and Festivals

As with my upbringing, my children rarely see Asian people in our neighborhood.

Therefore my mission has been to find media with people with Asian features, such as picture books.

About the Chinese Festivals Stories Collection of 12 books 中国记忆(传统节日共12册)

Chinese Festivals Stories 中国记忆 Book titles

  1. Lantern Festival 中国记忆传统节日-元宵节
  2. Kitchen God’s Day 中国记忆传统节日-灶王节
  3. Dragon Boat Festival 中国记忆传统节日-端午节
  4. Chinese New Year 中国记忆传统节日-春节
  5. Beginning of Spring 中国记忆传统节日-立春节
  6. Ching Ming Festival 童年印象‧传统节日:清明节
  7. Dongzhi Festival 中国记忆传统节日-冬至节
  8. Qixi Festival 中国记忆传统节日-七夕节
  9. Double Ninth Festival 中国记忆传统节日-重阳节
  10. Laba Festival 中国记忆传统节日-腊八节
  11. Mid-Autumn Festival 中国记忆传统节日-中秋节
  12. Spring Dragon Festival 中国记忆传统节日-春龙节

Review of 中国记忆(传统节日共) Chinese Festivals Stories Collection

These books give our family a glimpse at what Chinese holidays are like on the other side of the world.

The historical details of each Chinese festival are described in storytelling form. Each story begins with a relative talking with a child about the history of Chinese customs, important activities, and even how to cook traditional food!

Since my American children are not very familiar with Chinese traditions other than Chinese New Year, some of the festivals are a bit over their heads.

However, the illustrations of each book consistently capture their attention. All characters are Asian and appear realistic, although some are slightly cartoonish but still proportional.

To get a better sense of each story, please listen on Ximalaya here and here (two different narrators, see which on you prefer).

Please note that the simplified Chinese version and traditional Chinese version are separate books by different publishers.

If you’re looking for the traditional Chinese version, the cover images are slightly different.

In addition, I think the traditional Chinese versions are hardcover while the simplified Chinese books are paperback as shown above.

Examples of books with major Chinese Festivals!

Chinese New Year / Spring Festival Book 中国记忆传统节日-春节

Book About Chinese Dragon Festival, simplified & traditional Chinese

Lantern Festival 中国记忆传统节日-元宵节

Lantern Festival 中国记忆传统节日-元宵节

More kid-friendly resources for Chinese Lunar New Year

Dragon Boat Festival 中国记忆传统节日-端午节

Dragon Boat Festival 中国记忆传统节日-端午节

More kid-friendly resources for Mid-Autumn Festival:

Dongzhi (Winter Solstice) Festival 中国记忆传统节日-冬至节

Dongzhi Festival 中国记忆传统节日-冬至节

More kid-friendly resources for Mid-Autumn Festival:

Mid-Autumn Festival Book 中国记忆传统节日-中秋节

Chinese Mid Autumn Festival Book

More kid-friendly resources for Mid-Autumn Festival:

Of course, there are so many Chinese Festivals that not all are covered in this series.

If you are interested in learning more, you can check out the 万年历黄历-蓝鹤日历经典版 app and follow the Lunar Calendar.

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Happy learning and reading, friends!

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