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Chinese Festivals

The Cold Food Festival

As the Pure Brightness (Qingming) Festival draws near, qingtuan ("green cake") is re-appearing on shop shelves in Shanghai and other regions in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River.

Lichun, the Fine Spring Days

Every March 4th or 5th in lunar calendar is one of the 24 solar terms in traditional Chinese calendar.

Double Ninth, an Auspicious Day

Unlike other traditional Chinese festivals, from its name you can scarcely figure out what the Double Ninth Day is celebrated for. Originally based on the Yin and Yang dichotomy, a philosophy which has been applied to explain almost all natural phenomenons ever since the beginning of Chinese civiliz

Qi Xi Festival, a Romantic Tribute

Chinese Valentine’s Day (Qi Xi Jie) occurs on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month...

Dragon Boat Festival, Remembrance of a Patriot

The 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar year is an important day for the Chinese people...

Qing Ming Festival, a Celebration of Spring

Celebrated two weeks after the vernal equinox, Qing Ming Festival is one of the few traditional Chinese holidays that follows...