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Folk Customs

  • Chinese Lunar Calendar, Wisdom of Ancestors
    Chinese Lunar Calendar, Wisdom of Ancestors Before January 1, 1912, when the Gregorian calendar was adopted by the nascent Republic of China, Chinese has been using the traditional lunar calendar for more than 3000 years. The earliest evidence of the Chinese Lunar Calendar is found on the oracle bones of the Shang Dynasty (late second millen... Read more>>
  • The unmarried young people in China's Miao community dance under the moon to seek their soulmate.
    Dancing Under the Moon, a unique custom of Miao Ethnic Group The Miao minority in Guizhou, China has a unique custom of meeting the other half. One day before the Lantern Festival, young people from the group dance under the moon to seek their soulmate. Both young girls and boys are eager to put their best foot forward. "Dancing Under the Moon" started with... Read more>>
  • Bai Jia Xing: The Hundred Surnames
    Bai Jia Xing: The Hundred Surnames "The Hundred Surnames", a book on Chinese surnames, is a document written in Chinese during in the tenth century, listing all of the known Chinese surnames in use at the time. 'Bai', The word 'hundred' in the title is used to mean 'many' or 'all'. Thus the term "hundred surnames" means the whol... Read more>>
  • Spring Couplets
    Spring Couplets, a New Year's Pledge of Fortune Spring couplets, pasted on the Spring Festival on each side of the door and propitious words across the lintel at the top are used to express the feeling of life's renewal and the return of spring and to convey people's wishes for peace, fortune and good luck in the coming new year. Writing the... Read more>>
  •  Door Gods
    Worshipping Door Gods, a Chinese Spring Festival Custom Worshipping Door Gods is an important custom among the Chinese during Spring Festival, the Lunar New Year. Door gods are pictures of deities posted on the door outside and inside the house. They are expected to keep ghosts away, to protect the family and to bring peace and good fortune. A typical ... Read more>>
  • Lucky money
    Lucky money, a Spring Festival Tradition Giving children the 'lucky money' in red envelopes, or mandarin 'Ya Sui Qian', is a long-prevailed tradition of the Chinese during the Spring festival. According to the folk legend, ancient Chinese believed children were likely to attract or get hurt by evil spirits. In mandarin 'Sui' means the "y... Read more>>
  • Dai Ethnic Group
    Folk Customs of Dai Ethnic Group The Dai ethnic group is distributed in Xishuangbanna in the southern part of China’s southwest Yunnan Province. Thanks to the area's favorable climate, agriculture and horticulture developed very early. An abundance of rice won for Xishuangbanna the title Barn of South Yunnan. In the past, they we... Read more>>
  •  Zhuazhou
    The Tradition of Zhuazhou, First Birthday Celebration Zhuazhou is one of the most important traditional customs on a child's first birthday anniversary in China. It is a ceremony that parents place an assortment of articles in front of their child, and the child is to choose from the articles. What the child has chosen is said to determine his or her ... Read more>>
  • wedding custom
    Strange Wedding Customs of Minorities Marriage doesn’t always come easy. Marriage customs of different nationalities are diversified. The following wedding customs from five ethnic minorities demonstrate its difficulty and rich ethnic cultures. Buyi Nationality According to the traditional customs in some Guizhou counties, when ch... Read more>>
  • Walking Marriage
    Walking Marriage of the Mosuo Ethnic Group The Mosuo is a small ethnic group belonging to the Naxi, inhabiting in Yunnan and Sichuan Province.> Mosuo is the target="_blank" title="China">China that still exists with the system of “walking marriage”. There is no traditional marriage in Mosuo culture. Therefore, there are no husbands or w... Read more>>
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