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New Spring Festival trends in China

2018-02-27 09:36:13

Traditional celebrations for the Chinese New Year have been given a modern touch: family reunion dinners on lunar New Year's Eve have gradually moved from home tables to restaurants; sending and receiving digital red envelopes is all the rage; traveling, cinema- and museum-going with family members prevail as holiday activities.

Expats find new ways to enjoy the holiday period

2018-02-17 12:01:35

As Lunar New Year becomes increasingly recognized across the world, expats who spend the traditional festival in China are discovering a wide range of enjoyable pursuits.

A guide to New Year temple fairs in Beijing

2018-02-12 07:00:00

The temple fair is the most distinctive folk activity during Spring Festival in Beijing. Most temple fairs offer cultural performances, traditional arts and crafts, games and local snacks.

How many traditional Spring Festival rituals do you know?

2018-02-09 09:52:21

It is time for a countdown to the Spring Festival. Starting Friday, most Chinese families will kick off a series of rituals to welcome the Lunar New Year. The traditions that have been inherited and maintained for thousands of years, bear in them the culture of the nation.

Teacher draws 2,018 Chinese calligraphy squares for Spring Festival

2018-02-07 16:09:22

In order to welcome the coming Spring Festival, Huang Shuai, a young preschool teacher in Changchun, capital of Jilin province, has completed 2,018 calligraphy squares featuring the Chinese character fu, which means good fortune, after two weeks of hard work.

Eight things to do at Spring Festival in Jiangsu

2018-02-06 14:36:31

Let's take a look how people celebrate China's most important festival in Jiangsu!

Special foods at Spring Festival in Jiangsu

2018-02-06 14:36:31

People in cities across Jiangsu often eat certain dishes at Spring Festival.

Spring Festival in the eyes of Chinese painters

2018-02-06 14:36:31

When Chinese people celebrate the Spring Festival with decorations, annual reunion dinners or fireworks, Chinese painters take up their brushes to record such scenes.

Family still the beating heart of Spring Festival

2018-02-06 14:36:31

Instead of feeling sad about the losing Spring Festival traditions, I would rather look on the bright side of this social transition.

The Chinese zodiac: Which animal are you?

2018-02-06 14:36:31

Legend has it that a god beckoned all animals to bid him farewell before his departure from Earth. Only 12 of them, namely the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig arrived, with each given a place of honor in a year based on the order of arrival. Why is there no cat? It's a pity for cat lovers

Red packet: On social media and in history

2018-02-06 14:36:31

As Chinese Lunar New Year draws near, a busy yet happy period of grabbing red packets on smart phones is coming too. The 2015 Spring Festival marked the coming of digital red packets on WeChat.

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