Let’s celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival 2018

Festivals

September 23, 2018

On Monday, September 24, China will celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival 2018. Also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, it’s celebrated when the moon is believed to be at its fullest. A full moon is an auspicious sign in China. The...

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It’s the Year of the Dog in 2018

Festivals

February 08, 2018

In 2018, over a billion people in China and around the world will celebrate Year of the Dog. What is the Year of the Dog? According to the Chinese Zodiac, each new year is represented by 1 of 12 animals. This year it’s the dog. People...

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Spending Christmas alone in China? Here’s 7 ways to beat the yuletide blues

Festivals

December 24, 2017

While Christmas has become mainstream in China, spending it alone can be a difficult time. You won’t be surrounded by family and friends you grew up with, and the cultural traditions of a ‘China Christmas’ are different from wha...

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Chinese New Year kicks off with a bang (unless you’re single)

Festivals

February 07, 2016

Chinese New Year, known in China as the Spring Festival, officially starts tomorrow. With festivities lasting 15 days, and a week-long break for most workers, it’s the happiest time of year for over a billion people across China. That is,...

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What is Tomb Sweeping Day?

Festivals

April 03, 2015

Also referred to as the Qingming Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day is a time to pay respect to relatives and ancestors who have passed away. The day is observed as a public holiday in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. What Chinese people do on To...

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