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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 2020, Mid-Autumn Festival is on October 1st. Chinese [...]

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 25 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 2020 falls on June 25 ( 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 25 to 27, 2020. Many legends circulate around the festival but the most [...]

The Year of the Rat 2020

According to the Chinese Lunar calendar, 2020 is the Year of the Rat, from January 25 to February 11, 2021.  Chinese new year - Spring Festival (春节chūn jié), falls on January 25, 2020, 1st day in 1st lunar month. Chinese people will have seven days off work, the holiday is from January 24 to 30, [...]

Qingming Festival

Qingming Festival The Qingming Festival (Qīngmíng Jié 清明节), know as Tomb Sweeping Day is a traditional Chinese Festival. Qīngmíng Jié (清明节) in Chinese means “pure brightness Festival” or "Clear and Bright Festival". It corresponds with the onset of warmer weather, the start of spring plowing, and family outings. During the Qingming time, the climate [...]

the Most Famous Chinese Women in History!

the Most Famous Chinese Women in History It is International Women’s Day  (the 8th of March) today, let’s learn some famous women in Chinese history. Fu Hao - China’s First Female General 妇好 Fù Hǎo Fu Hao (Fù Hǎo, 妇好,died c. 1200 BC) or Lady Hao was a queen, general and high priestess of the Shang dynasty in Eastern [...]

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 [...]