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  • Nines of winter in China
    Nines of winter in China People in China talk about winter coming in nine periods and each period is 9 days long, which begins from the Winter Solstice. After 9 nine-day periods the weather becomes warmer and spring will be on its way. The 3rd nine-day period is called ‘Sanjiu’ in Chinese, which refers to the 19th... Read more>>
  • Little New Year
    Little New Year, the Festival of the Kitchen God Little New Year, which is called ‘Xiaonian’ in Chinese, usually a week before the lunar New Year, falls on Feb 11 in 2015. It is also known as the Festival of the Kitchen God, the deity who oversees the moral character of each household. There are numerous customs associated with honoring the K... Read more>>
  • Taboos about gift-giving in China
    Taboos about gift-giving in China According to Chinese culture, there are some taboos which you should bear in mind when you choose gifts for others. No clocks or watches Clock pronounced as "Zhong" in mandarin, which could also mean "the end". Therefore, giving someone a clock or a watch implies "your time is up", a serious s... Read more>>
  • Chinese traditions about the Start of Autumn
    Chinese traditions about the Start of Autumn The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. The solar term culture is still useful today to guide Chinese people's lives through special foods, cultural ceremonies and even healthy living tips that correspond with each term. Start of Autumn, the 13th solar term of... Read more>>
  • 10 Chinese gifts for family and friends
    10 Chinese gifts for family and friends Chinese shadow puppets Chinese shadow puppets are very popular with collectors and make for good home decorations. A shadow puppet play is a folk opera form of cutting animal skin or hard paper into figures and performing them in front of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving i... Read more>>
  • Chinese 24 Solar Terms
    Chinese 24 Solar Terms Solar Terms is a calendar of twenty-four periods and climate to govern agricultural arrangements in ancient China and functions even now. These solar terms have meaningful titles. Some of them reflect the change of seasons such as the Start of Spring, the Start of Summer, the Start of Autumn, and... Read more>>
  • 7 symbols of Dragon Boat Festival
    7 symbols of Dragon Boat Festival China’s Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu, will fall on June 2nd this year. Also called Double Fifth Festival, the festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar. It is one of the oldest festivals, not only in China but also throughout the world, with a history of... Read more>>
  • Jia, ancient oral tradition of the Miao ethnic group
    Jia, ancient oral tradition of the Miao ethnic group Jia is an ancient oral tradition of the Miao ethnic group. It is like a poem with five characters and five pitches within one line. Read more>>
  • Seating Arrangements of Chinese Banquet
    Seating Arrangements of Chinese Banquet The seating arrangement is probably the most important part of Chinese dining etiquette. Your Chinese friends will not expect you to know everything about proper banquet culture, but they will greatly appreciate it when you are displaying some knowledge of the subject since it shows your respect fo... Read more>>
  • The Village of Longest Hair in Guangxi Province
    The Village of Longest Hair in Guangxi Province In the deep mountain of Guangxi Province, there live a group of women, they wear traditional costume with beautiful ornaments; they are gifted to be outgoing and optimistic; and when they laugh people seem to hear silver bell ring. These women are called “Hongyao”, who gave the Huangluoyao Villag... Read more>>
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