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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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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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...

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