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...

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...

Xiangxiong Cultural Festival in Ngari

We know that August is the high season of Tibet tour, with ceremony of the hilarious Tibetan traditional festival Shoton and Horse Racing Festival....

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

Culture Insider: Traditional Spring Festival customs

Spring Festival, which falls on the 1st day of the 1st lunar month, is the most important festival in China and a time for...

Memorial ceremony to worship “Yellow Emperor” held in China’s Shaanxi

The Yellow Emperor, or simply by his Chinese name Huangdi, is a deity in Chinese religion, one of the legendary Chinese sovereigns and culture...

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