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Celebrate Valentines Day

Qíngrěn jié

Valentines day is coming soon. Don't be caught off guard without an appropriate Chinese greeting. If this phrase sounds inverted ... it is. In English, we say "Happy Valentines Day", but the Chinese prefer to say "Valentines Day Happy". This…

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Chinese people celebrate the new year on the second new moon following the Winter Solstice. They have many traditions to follow during the Spring Festival. (Yes, even in the dead of winter, they still call it Spring Festival). Probably the…

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Chinese Girl With A Bowl Of Tangyuan

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice is Dōngzhì (冬至) in Chinese. Dōngzhì festival has been celebrated for thousands of years. It is a time for friends and families to get together and mark the passing of time. Chinese people often make tāngyuán (湯圓), balls…

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Double Seven Festival

The Double Seven festival occurs on the 7th day of the 7th month of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar. This day is also known as Chinese Valentines day. This year (2019) the festival lands on August 7th. Ancient Story This…

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Dumplings And Dragon Boats

Dragon Boat Festival

The Chinese holiday "Duānwǔ Jié" is often called the Dragon Boat Festival, but the name means "Festival of the 5th day of the 5th month". You can read a little about the history and customs this festival on this website.…

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