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How ancient Chinese welcomed youth into adulthood

2017-05-04 15:47:11

National Youth Day, a holiday established by the government in December 1949, is celebrated on May 4 every year. The definition of youth, however, varies from nation to nation. In China, for instance, adulthood for both men and women starts at the age of 18.

China's 24 Solar Terms come alive

2017-04-07 15:35:18

China's 24 Solar Terms is a deeply rooted concept that encapsulates the essence of Chinese wisdom. Now, they are coming alive.

Qingming Festival marked in ancient Chinese paintings

2017-04-02 07:10:33

The Qingming Festival dates back to the Zhou Dynasty (c. 11th century-256 BC) and many painters in history have left many works portraying the traditional event. Let's take a look.

Deciphering dumplings

2017-03-31 07:57:48

It's time to sweep some tombs and eat some dumplings.

Qingming Festival in ancient Chinese poems

2017-03-31 09:03:26

In ancient times, the Qingming Festival prompted poets to write poems about their grief regarding the lingering cold in spring and emotional moments while mourning the deceased. Here are some famous lines from poems in the Tang and Song Dynasties (618 -1279).

Eight delicacies for Tomb Sweeping Day

2017-03-29 15:04:51

As Tomb Sweeping Day draws near, here are eight traditional food people from different parts of China consume on the day.

24 Solar Terms: 5 things you may not know about the Spring Equinox

2017-03-20 10:00:35

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms. The Spring Equinox (Chinese: 春分),as the fourth term of the year starts on March 20 and ends on April 3 this year.

Auspicious sculptures embrace Tibetan New Year

2017-02-22 15:30:07

As Feb 26 marks the Tibetan New Year, Tibetan people in China have prepared "Qie Ma" to embrace the New Year celebration, which is an auspicious sculpture made of wooden buckets with kernel cakes inside.

Lantern Festival: A chance to find love

2017-02-13 11:05:21

Lantern Festival is one of the festivals that provided ancient Chinese single young men and women a chance to meet and get to know each other. On the night of that day, unmarried men and women would meet at the flower fair and lantern-decorated street.

Year of the Rooster hosts two Start of Spring

2017-02-03 14:26:28

Since the Year of the Rooster will be longer than usual, starting on January 28, 2017, and ending on February 16, 2018, it will include two versions of the "Start of Spring", with the second one falling on Feb 4, 2018.

Video: Flash mob celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year

2017-01-28 14:05:42

Video: Flash mob celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year

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