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White Dew

2016-09-07 13:34:22

The traditional Chinese Lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. White Dew, the 15th solar term of the year, begins this year on Sept 7 and ends on Sept 21.

End of Heat

2016-08-24 11:13:57

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.

China's Ghost Festival

2016-08-17 10:51:38

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.

Chinese Valentine's Day

2016-08-09 07:00:00

If it rains heavily on Saturday night, some elderly Chinese will say it is because Zhinu, or the Weaving Maid, is crying on the day she met her husband Niulang, or the Cowherd, on the Milky Way.

Major Heat

2016-07-21 13:54:51

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Heat, (Chinese: 大暑), the 12th solar term of the year, begins this year on July 22 and ends August 6.

Minor Heat

2016-07-07 09:42:25

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Heat, (Chinese: 小暑), the 11th solar term of the year, begins on July 7 this year and ends on July 21.

Dragon Boat Festival flourishes

2016-06-09 07:43:22

Dragon Boat Festival, which comes on May 5 on the lunar calendar - June 9 this year on the Western calendar - is a traditional festival in China to commemorate the ancient poet Qu Yuan, who committed suicide out of love for his country.

Ethnic ways for celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival

2016-06-08 16:55:09

Apart from the Han people, there are twenty-six ethnic groups also celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival on there own ways. Here are 4 of them.

Customs of Dragon Boat Festival

2016-06-07 15:21:01

As the Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu, draws near, people start to commemorate the death of Chinese poet Qu Yuan by colorful customs.

Grain in Ear

2016-06-03 18:26:02

The Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Grain in Ear, (Chinese: 芒种), the 9th solar term, begins on June 5 this year and ends on June 19.

Culture Insider: 6 things you may not know about Grain Buds

2016-05-20 09:34:56

Grain Buds, the 8th solar term of a year, begins on May 20 this year, and ends on June 5. It means that the seeds from the grain are becoming full but are not ripe.

Posthumous marriage

2016-05-13 14:33:52

Posthumous marriage is an ancient and popular custom in rural Shanxi, where the practice is often dictated by tradition, and many locals consult fortune tellers who say the family will be cursed if a family member dies unmarried.

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