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The Chongyang Festival

2016-10-10 13:07:55

October 9 is September 9 in Chinese lunar calendar, which is also the "Double Ninth Festival”, an event that pays respects to the elderly.

Autumn Equinox

2016-09-22 08:57:24

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Autumn Equinox, (Chinese: 秋分), the 16th solar term of the year, begins this year on Sept 22 and ends on Oct 7.

Mid-Autumn Festival legends

2016-09-14 16:07:22

What are the festival's origins? Over the centuries, there have been different versions of the folklore behind it.

History of the Mid-Autumn Festival

2016-09-13 11:34:01

As one of the most important traditional Chinese festivals, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, September 12 this year.

Teacher's Day in ancient China

2016-09-09 15:07:32

Tomorrow is the 32nd Chinese Teacher's Day – a festival celebrating the 2,300-year tradition of respecting teachers and education in China.

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.

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