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Lantern Festival in China

Lantern Festival in China The Lantern Festival (元宵节 yuánxiāojié) in China is the last day ( traditionally) of Spring Festival (春节 Chūnjié ), falling on the 15th day of the first lunar month, it is also the first full moon night in the Chinese lunar calendar. The Lantern Festival of 2019 falls on February 19. There is [...]

How Chinese People Celebrate Chinese New Year

How Chinese People Celebrate Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is celebrated for sixteen days ( from New Year's Eve to the Lantern Festival ). It is on the 5th of February 2019, beginning a year of the Pig. China's public holiday will be February 4–10, 2019. How Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year?Its preparations begin [...]

Chinese New Year Legend

Chinese New Year Legend The Chinese New Year (农历新年, Nónglì Xīnnían), also known as the Lunar New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays.  To the Chinese people it is as important as Christmas to people in the West. It is celebrated on the first day of the first month of [...]

Chinese Gift Giving taboos

Chinese Gift Giving Taboos When you study Chinese in Beijing or as a business people will likely observe the Chinese custom of giving gifts to classmates, friends, colleagues or business partners. There are some gifts that should be avoided due to cultural symbolism or the fact that that word shares a similar pronunciation to something undesirable. [...]

Learn Chinese About Mid-Autunm Festival

Learn Chinese about Mid- Autumn Festival   Mid- Autumn Festival --- 中 秋节  zhōng qiū  jié Mid-Autumn Festival  --- Chinese: 中秋节 ( zhōng qiū jié ) is traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month in September or October in the Gregorian calendar. In 2018, Mid-Autumn Festival is on September 24th. Chinese people will have a three -day holiday( [...]

Qixi Festival ( 七夕节 ) Chinese Valentine’s Day

Qixi Festival ------  Chinese Valentine's Day Qixi Festival (七夕节), the seventh night of the 7th month on the Chinese lunar calendar, falls on August 9 this year. It celebrates the annual meeting of the cowherd (Niulang 牛郎) and weaver girl (Zhinu 织女) in Chinese mythology, so it is also called the Chinese Valentine's Day. [...]

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat Festival of 2018 falls on June 18 ( the 5th day of the 5th month according to Chinese lunar calendar). Also known as Duanwu Festival ( 端午节 Duānwǔ Jié). the holiday in China starts from June 16 to 18, 2018. Many legends circulate around the festival but the most popular is the legend [...]

Things You Should to Know about Chinese Drinking Culture

Things You Should Know about Chinese Drinking Culture Chinese drinking culture you should know! Perhaps you are a manager who is about to attend a few business dinners or you are meeting your significant other’s family at a dinner in China. A multitude of etiquette considerations occur also when dining. There are some special differences in [...]

The Year of the Rooster 2017

 2017  year of the Rooster According to the Chinese calendar, the year 2017 is the year of the Rooster (鸡年, jī nián), starting from January 28th, and ending on February 15th, 2018.  Spring Festival (春节,chūn jié), falls on January 28, 2017, It is the most important annual event in China. Chinese people [...]

100 most Frequently Chinese Characters

100 Most Frequently Chinese Characters -------Learn Chinese Characters How many  Chinese characters (汉字 – hàn zì) do you know? Do you know 100 frenquently Chinese Chinese characters? According to research, if you are familiar with the 500 most frequently characters in Chinese then you can read 75% of modern Chinese. If you know 1000 frequently characters, [...]