Chinese Culture

A Special New Year Tradition – AL Chinese Graded Reader

AL Chinese Stories is an online digital library that offers graded Chinese stories, designed to help students improve their Chinese proficiency while enjoying engaging and interesting stories.

The story “A Special New Year Tradition” is based on the author’s actual experience when she was about 12 years old. The author was born in Fuzhou, a city in southern China. Not only does Fuzhou have its own language – Fuzhounese, it also has a unique New Year tradition known as the Pageant of the Gods. If you are interested in Chinese culture and traditions, you don’t want to miss it.

This story is suitable for advanced-level students (HSK 5, HSK 6) and beyond. If you find it challenging, we recommend joining our Read, Practice, and Improve Club, where you can download the ebook. The ebook includes a list of new vocabulary and English translations for the story, making it an enjoyable and effective way to learn Chinese through captivating stories.