Dragon Boat Festival

The 5th day of the 5th lunar month is the Duanwu Festival, or the Dragon Boat Festival, which is celebrated everywhere in China. The...

Ancient Chinese tomb-sweeping festival goes hi-tech

Millions of ethnic Chinese people will be paying their respects to dead ancestors this week, as they observe the ancient Qing Ming festival. The centuries-old...

Qingming Festival

Qingming Festival is when Chinese people visit the columbaria, graves or burial grounds to pray to their ancestors. The festival originated from the Cold Food...

The Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival, also called Yuan Xiao Jie, was celebrated at the fifteen day of the first lunar month. It marks the end of...

Dog dressed in human clothes sits on throne at Chinese worshipping festival

The world ruled by dogs may seem like an impracticable utopia for canine lovers, but in China they have turned that doggy dream into...

Finding Love on the Lantern Festival when people are out for Romance

The Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar. It marks the...

Chinese Valentine’s Day

Time of Chinese Valentine's Day Chinese Valentine's Day falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. It is also known as Double-Seventh Day or Qixi...

Prayers before China’s “gaokao” exam season

The air crackles with anticipation in China's tiny eastern town of Maotanchang ahead of the "gaokao", the annual national college entrance exam more than...

Chinese Gift-Giving: What Not to Buy

While giving a gift is much appreciated and it’s the thought that counts, there are some gifts that are absolute no-nos in China, Hong...
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Chinese New Year: ‘CCTV’s New Year’s Gala’

Since 1983, Chinese families have sat down to wrap dumplings and watch CCTV’s New Year’s Gala on television on Chinese New Year's Eve. It’s...

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