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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5 unique things people do at Chinese New Year

Festivals

March 02, 2015

Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is a much-loved time of the year. Spending time with family and friends, eating a copious amount of delicious food and letting off firecrackers is the norm for most Chinese people.  What you don&rsquo...

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Expert ends Chinese New Year debate

Festivals

February 19, 2015

Is it a sheep? Is it a goat? No, it’s a 'yang'! But an expert on Chinese traditional culture is adamant that it doesn’t matter anyway. The dawn of the Chinese New Year today has heralded confusion among some English speakers ab...

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What is Chinese New Year all about?

Festivals

February 17, 2015

Spring Festival, commonly known as Chinese New Year, kicks off this week. So what is this festival all about? Year of the Goat According to Chinese zodiac, each new year is celebrated with one of 12 animals. This year it’s the goat (or sh...

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