Blog - Chinese Culture

How to make Chinese Kites

Immerse yourself in the history of Chinese kites then it is time to learn how to make a kite now! The making process is considered an art from in China and has been passed down for generations. Follow the easy steps below and make a Chinese kite with children or parents, flying a handmade item on the end of string in warm spring days sounds cool!Chinese kite making involves using bamboo and silk ...
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Chinese Lunar Year of the Snake 2013

Chinese Lunar New Year arrives on Feb. 10 this year, bringing with it a new animal - the snake. In Chinese calendar, each year is dedicated to a specific animal. The 12-year cycle of animals are, in order, the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. They appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. In 2013, the Snake is welcomed back af ...
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Spring Plowing Festival of Zhuang People in Longsheng, Guilin

On May 8, the villagers of the ancient Zhuang Village held their traditional spring plowing festival in the beautiful Longsheng rice terraced fields. At the village gate, the women sang songs and served their home-made wine with a bamboo cup to the guests during the festival.With the mysterious worship music and dance, the village's priesthoods officiated, offered sacrifices and led the villager ...
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The New Year Water-Splashing Festival of Dai People in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

The Water-Splashing Festival is the New Year's celebrations of the Dai ethnic minority in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Annually, it is held on the 24th to 26th day of the sixth month of the Dai calendar. In Gregorian calendar, the festival always falls in the mid-April, and lasts at least three days. Jinghong, the capital of Xishuangbanna Prefecture ...
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Tibetan New Year Festival of Losar 2012

Losar is the Tibetan word for "new year". Losar Festival in Tibet is the biggest event, just like the Christmas in the West. It marks the beginning of Tibetan New Year. The festival lasts for 15 days, from the 1st to 15th day of the first month in Tibetan calendar. Since most Tibetans practice Tibetan Buddhism, celebrations of Losar are permeated with strong religious atmosphere. They feature an ...
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Chinese Lantern Festival

The first month of the Chinese lunar calendar is called yuan month, and in ancient times people called night xiao. On the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, it is the first night to see a full moon after the New Year. Thus, the day is called "Yuanxiao Festival" or "Shangyuan Festival". According to Chinese tradition, at the very beginning of a new year, when there is a bright full moon hang ...
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Lucky Food for Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)

As a popular Chinese saying goes, food is heaven for the people. It is not surprising that food plays a major role in any Chinese festivals. During Spring Festival, several "lucky" foods are served to celebrating Chinese New Year. As their names are homophones for words that mean good things, they are consumed to usher in wealth, happiness, and good fortune.FishFish is always a must for new year ...
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