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Mooncakes Come Wrapped in Culture
Mooncakes Come Wrapped in Culture

Updated:1473393135Source:Chinadaily.com

As the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival approaches-this year celebrated on Sept 15-mooncakes are turning up all over China, from very traditional teashops to Starbucks counters.
24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about End of Heat
24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about End of Heat

Updated:1471947392Source:Chinadaily.com

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. End of Heat, (Chinese: 处暑), the 14th solar term of the year, begins this year on Aug 23 and ends on Sep 6.
Culture Insider: China’s Ghost Festival
Culture Insider: China’s Ghost Festival

Updated:1471429916Source:Chinadaily.com.cn

The Zhongyuan Festival, also known as Ullambana Festival among Buddhists, falls on the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month, on Aug 17 this year.
6 Things You May Not Know about Grain Buds
6 Things You May Not Know about Grain Buds

Updated:1463733008Source:Chinadaily.com.cn

Grain Buds, (Chinese: 小满), the 8th solar term of a year, begins on May 20 this year, and ends on June 5.
520 - Say 'I Love You'
520 - Say 'I Love You'

Updated:1463730885Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

520 offers another way to say I love you, or ‘wo ai ni’ in Chinese to your soul mate.
Red Envelopes Given Out for the First Working Day of the Lunar Year
Red Envelopes Given Out for the First Working Day of the Lunar Year

Updated:1455523107Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Lai See - or Red Envelopes - are given out for starting to work again on the first working day of the Chinese New Year holidays. The custom is prevalent in Guangdong Province and Hong Kong.
Chinese Traditional Festival Winter Solstice
Chinese Traditional Festival Winter Solstice

Updated:1450764332Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

On this day, the Northern hemisphere experiences the shortest day and the longest night, and according to ancient beliefs it marks the arrival of cold weather. In 2015, the Winter Solstice falls on December 22.
Exploring the Secrets of Dragon Boat Production
Exploring the Secrets of Dragon Boat Production

Updated:1433213672Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

The Dragon Boat Festival, occurring on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, is almost here. Yet even as the sport of dragon boat racing is widely popular, little is known about the actual production of dragon boats.
Grain in Ear
Grain in Ear

Updated:1402035309Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Guangzhou seems to enter its stifling hot summer earlier than other areas. “Grain in Ear” (芒种) belongs to a hot and moist period when cicadas can be heard belting out from the tree tops.
Policies for Chinese Tourists to Egypt
Policies for Chinese Tourists to Egypt

Updated:1398406152Source:

Egypt has always been among Chinese tourists’ favorite travel destinations. In December 2013, Chinese authorities finally released updated alerts and adjusted safety warnings for local citizens traveling to Egypt.
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