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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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Dai people at Banna and their Water-splashing Festival

Xishuangbanna is the home of the Dai people. The region sits at a lower altitude than most of Yunnan, and borders closely on tropical...

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