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Mid-Autumn Festival Moon Cakes Posted by on Sep 5, 2014

Next Monday (9/8) is the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节 – zhōng qiū jié) in China and Vietnam. This fall harvest festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month on the eve of a bright full moon (满月 – mǎn yuè) and it’s all about gathering the family together and gazing at the moon…

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Chinese Public Holidays Posted by on Dec 7, 2012

As an American living and working in China, now is the time of the year that I get the most homesick. On Thanksgiving, I miss Grandma’s cooking, the big family dinner, and of course, American football. While Christmas in Beijing isn’t so bad – thanks mostly in part to the drunken shenanigans of the annual…

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