Chinese New Year Taboos

The Spring Festival is a time of celebration. It’s to welcome the new year with a smile and let the fortune and happiness continue...

‘We will really miss home’: China’s Moon Festival can be lonely for international students

It's an early morning in a food court near Sydney's Chinatown district. Sitting in the corner is Annie — earphones in and looking down at...

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...

Chinese New Year Decorations

Every year, the horrendous monster 年 (Nián) would terrorize villages. It would eat everything, from mosquitos to human beings. As time went on, the villagers realized...

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...

21 Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world. It’s the most important holiday in China and to Chinese people all...

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...
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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...

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...
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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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