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Folk Customs

  • Chinese Lucky Money
    Chinese Lucky Money, a Traditional Way to Wish Good Luck Put in a small red envelop or packets, the Chinese lucky money, also known as Hongbao or Yasuiqian in Chinese, is a monetary gift which are given during the Chinese Spring Festival holidays. The money was called “Yasuiqian” in Chinese, meaning "money warding off evil spirits", and was believed ... Read more>>
  • New Year Picture
    New Year Picture, an Art Form Designed for the Spring Festival New Year Picture, also known as “Nianhua” in Chinese, is a unique art form in Chinese folk culture. The painting is called “New Year Picture” because it is mostly posted during the Lunar New Year holiday, or the Spring Festival for decoration and it is also a symbol of New Year’s greetings. Th... Read more>>
  • Temple Fair
    Temple Fair, a Traditional Cultural Gathering in China Temple Fair, also known as Miaohui, is a traditional folk activity in China. The fair is usually held at temples or adjacent to them, so it is named “Temple Fair”. Temple Fair is originally formed by vendors who set up their shops and sold their goods to people who journeyed to the temples during... Read more>>
  • Chopsticks
    Traditional Chinese Table Manners As part of ancient Chinese diet culture, Chinese table manners are the traditional styles that are used for eating in the country. Unlike the West, where everyone has their own plate of food, in China the dishes are placed on the table and everybody shares. In most dishes in Chinese cuisine, food i... Read more>>
  • Grand Song of Dong People
    The Grand Song of the Dong Ethnic Minority Group As one of the ethnic minority groups in China, the Dong people are believed to be the descendants of the ancient Guyue people. With a population of 2.6 million, Dong people are mainly distributed in eastern Guizhou, western Hunan, and northern Guangxi. The Grand Song is a kind of folk music and a... Read more>>
  • Chinese Hundred Family Names
    The Hundred Family Names in China Compelled in the Song Dynasty, “The Hundred Family Names” is a classic text in which nearly all the common surnames of China can be found. The text is organized in lines of four characters each. For the first 32 lines, the last character of every second line is rhymed. Read more>>
  • Dragon Boat Festival
    How to Celebrate Chinese Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat Festival is the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Many old traditions have preserved in China to celebrate this festival. Dragon Boat Racing Dragon boat racing is held to celebrate this festival and is target="_blank" title="Hong Kong">Hong Kong annually. There are also some ve... Read more>>
  • Chinese Kitchen Knife
    How to Use a Chinese Kitchen Knife According to Chinese tradition, a knife is rarely used at the table when eating and chopsticks are the preferred choice. However, cutting is of the utmost importance in the kitchen, especially in Chinese cuisine. Everything is served in tiny pieces, with dishes containing all kinds of thinly sliced... Read more>>
  • Traditional Chinese Wedding
    Chinese Traditional Wedding Ceremony In Chinese people's eyes, sweet marriage begins with a ceremonial ritual which is well-organized and elaborately prepared. According to traditional Chinese culture, a formal wedding ceremony includes the following steps: "Hair Dressing" Ritual At dawn> Wedding In contrast to the elaborate pre... Read more>>
  • Feng Shui
    Magic of Feng Shui Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics believed to use the laws of both Heaven (astronomy) and Earth (geography) to help one improve life by receiving positive Qi. Qi (roughly pronounced as the sound 'chee' in English) is a movable positive or negative life force which plays an essent... Read more>>
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