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24 Solar Terms: 8 things you may not know about Clear and Bright

2019-04-05 07:00:00

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Clear and Bright (Chinese: 清明), the 5th solar term, starts this year on Apr 4 and ends on Apr 19.

How did the ancient royal court celebrate Spring Festival?

2019-01-30 15:55:50

Usually, for common families, there is a list of traditions to follow during the Spring Festival, such as wearing new clothes, eating dumplings, hanging spring couplets and visiting relatives.

Must-do prep for prosperous Spring Festival in China

2019-01-28 10:51:52

As the Spring Festival getting close, it's time to do some preparation from now.

The ancient Hunting Month enters the 21st century

2019-01-12 10:07:20

The last month of the lunar calendar used to be called the Hunting Month in more rustic times.

How booking the right day became an art

2018-12-26 08:56:51

Ancient China had the world's most-developed calendrical system, since agriculture was closely related with the seasons and launching new calendars for the coming year was an important symbol of a new emperor's rein, Zhang Peiyu, a scholar who studies the history of astronomy, writes in Chinese Anci

24 Solar Terms: 9 things about Winter Solstice

2018-12-22 06:00:30

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Winter Solstice (Chinese: 冬至), the 22nd solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 22 and ends on Jan 4.

24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Major Snow

2018-11-22 13:58:02

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Snow (Chinese: 大雪), the 21st solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 7 and ends on Dec 21.

Children make traditional food to greet Minor Snow

2018-11-22 14:59:49

Children use azuki bean, corn and glutinous rice to make a kind of traditional food during an activity at a kindergarten in Lijiaxiang township of Changxing county, East China's Zhejiang province, Nov 21, 2018. The activity was held to greet the Minor Snow, one of the 24 solar terms of the Chinese l

Culture Insider: Chopsticks do's and don'ts

2018-11-22 11:29:52

Chopsticks, or kuaizi in Chinese, are a pair of small equal-length tapered sticks, usually made of wood, used for eating Asian food.

24 Solar Terms: 7 things you may not know about Minor Snow

2018-11-22 09:25:20

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Snow, (Chinese: 小雪), the 20th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 22 and ends on Dec 6.

Double Ninth Festival sees changes over the years

2018-10-17 09:21:33

The ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese lunar calendar is a traditional Chinese festival — the Double Ninth Festival, or Chongyang Festival. In Chinese culture, nine has long been regarded as the number of yang, making the day of the festival one of two yang numbers, while “chong” in Chinese means double - thus creating the name of the festival, Chongyang.

What is the Chinese Double Ninth Festival

2018-10-17 08:53:41

The ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar is a traditional Chinese festival, the Double Ninth Festival, which falls on Oct 17 this year.

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