Home » Culture
Culture
Zhong Qiu (The Mid-Autumn/Moon Festival)
The moon festival is the second most important festival in the traditional Chinese calendar and occurs on the fifteenth day of the eighth month. The autumn season in the Chinese calendar is the seventh, eighth and ninth months, with the fifteenth day being the middle day of a thirty day month. On the night of the fifteenth day the moon is thought to be br...
Duan Wu (Dragon Boat Festival)
The Dragon Boat festival dates back to ancient times and occurs on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Originally a religious practice, it is now purely recreational. The Dragon Boat festival celebrates the death of the poet Qu Yuan, who drowned himself in the 3rd Century BC as a protest against a corrupt government. The legends are that the towns peo...
Spring Festival & Food
China's traditional festivals have evolved through the centuries from past major events. For instance,Long ago when people had a bountiful harvest, they gathered and celebrated their good fortune with gala performannces. When natural disasters struck, they offered sacrifices to the gods and their ancestors,hoping for a blessing.The change of the seasons, ...
« Previous | Next »  Page: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7   8