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Striving to keep a New Year tradition alive

2017-02-09 07:48:30

Elderly craftsmen fear for future of their art, a part of China's intangible cultural heritage that is fast disappearing Spring Festival is supposed to be a joyous occasion, but it has left Fang Zhida, 83, anxious. Days before the Lunar New Year, he locked himself in his studio to focus on an ancient folk art.

Video: What is Chinese Lunar New Year?

2017-01-27 07:01:44

CNY is Chinese New Year. This year it falls on January 27 according to the Chinese lunar calendar.

Rooster: A good-luck charm or an inspiration for belligerence

2017-01-27 05:02:28

2017's zodiac animal is a domestic fowl that we consume without giving it much thought.

Eight things to do at Spring Festival in Jiangsu

2017-01-20 17:29:14

Let's take a look how people celebrate China's most important festival in Jiangsu!

Special foods at Spring Festival in Jiangsu

2017-01-20 17:14:31

People in cities across Jiangsu often eat certain dishes at Spring Festival.

Huang Yongyu's zodiac animal paintings animate Beijing

2017-01-24 14:52:06

An exhibition featuring Huang Yongyu's 168 paintings of Chinese zodiac animals have been displayed at Beijing's National Museum of China since Jan 19.

Spring Festival in the eyes of Chinese painters

2017-01-25 09:18:48

When Chinese people celebrate the Spring Festival with decorations, annual reunion dinners or fireworks, Chinese painters take up their brushes to record such scenes. Scenes of Spring Festival are always popular themes of Chinese painting, especially of children during the holiday. Let's have a look at some Spring Festival paintings by Chinese artists, featuring traditional motifs of the Chinese New Year.

Family still the beating heart of Spring Festival

2017-01-25 07:12:27

Instead of feeling sad about the losing Spring Festival traditions, I would rather look on the bright side of this social transition.

The Chinese zodiac: Which animal are you?

2017-01-23 14:33:19

Legend has it that a god beckoned all animals to bid him farewell before his departure from Earth. Only 12 of them, namely the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig arrived, with each given a place of honor in a year based on the order of arrival. Why is there no cat? It's a pity for cat lovers

Celebrities born in the Year of Rooster

2017-01-06 14:35:16

Jan 28 marks the start of the Year of Rooster, another Chinese Lunar New Year. People born in this year are believed to be adventurous, optimistic and honest and have pride in their inner self. Here are 10 celebrities and famous people born in China and abroad with the blessings of this zodiac animal.

BBC documentary on Spring Festival eye-opener for West, tear-jerker for China

2017-01-20 09:43:45

BBC's documentary Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth, has gone viral on the Internet in China, attracting more than 68 million views on one of the country's major streaming website.

Encouraging song provides release from family pressures during Spring Festival

2017-01-18 09:38:22

Now, a special song has been tailor-made for this group. After the popularity of the So Far, the Sofa is So Far in the past year, Shanghai Rainbow Indoor Chorus has released another song called What I Do is for Your Own Good on January 17.

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