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Longtaitou Festival

2016-03-10 15:10:26

The traditional Chinese Longtaitou Festival, or Dragon Head Raising Festival, falls on the second day of the second lunar month every year, which refers to the start of spring and farming. The festival falls on March 10 this year.

Awakening of Insects

2016-03-03 16:25:26

Awakening of Insects falls on Mar 5 and ends on Mar 19 this year. Awakening of Insects signals a rise in temperature and increased rainfall.

Lantern Festival in the Chinese paintings

2016-02-22 07:00:00

During the Lantern Festival, ancient Chinese people go out at night to temples carrying paper lanterns. Nowadays the festival lanterns are not as popular as they once were in ancient times, but Chinese painters preserve these traditions in their paintings.

Rain Water

2016-02-19 16:51:31

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Rain Water this year starts on Feb 19 and ends on Mar 5.

Start of Spring

2016-02-04 10:25:06

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Spring, the first solar term of the year, begins this year on Feb 4 and ends on Feb 18.

Spring Festival customs

2016-02-03 08:12:20

Spring Festival, which falls on the 1st day of the 1st lunar month, is the most important festival in China and a time for family reunion, like Christmas in the West.

Chinese zodiac

2016-02-02 14:23:22

The Chinese zodiac, or shengxiao, refers to the circle of 12 animals that measure the cycles of time. Signs or animals are determined by the lunar year in which you were born.

Little New Year

2016-02-01 10:21:48

Little New Year (Chinese: Xiaonian), usually a week before the lunar New Year, falls on Feb 1 this year. It is also known as the Festival of the Kitchen God, the deity who oversees the moral character of each household.

Culture Insider: 6 things you may not know about Major Cold

2016-01-20 09:38:33

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Cold (Chinese: 大寒), the 24th solar term, begins this year on Jan 20 and ends on Feb 4.

Taboos of Chinese New Year

2016-01-20 08:51:10

Chinese New Year is around the corner and on Feb 8 Chinese people will reunite with their faraway families, welcoming the New Year together. Let us take a look at what is suitable and what is not.

Ten delicacies for the upcoming Chinese New Year

2016-01-18 18:16:29

Ten recommended delicacies to add to your New Year's menu for the special food traditionally served during the upcoming Chinese New Year.

Laba Green Garlic

2016-01-15 14:49:52

Aside from eating laba congee, people in northern China will make a special snack to serve during the upcoming Spring Festival, laba garlic.

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