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China’s 2021 Holiday Calendar Posted by on Jan 27, 2021

Getting Ready for Spring Festival

What Chinese holidays are you familiar with? We’ve covered most of them here on the blog at some point. I’ve been fortunate enough to celebrate all the major Chinese holidays in my years of living in both Beijing and Kunming. There are many holidays in China – both public and unofficial – throughout the year…

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Qixi Festival: China’s Romantic Holiday Posted by on Aug 25, 2020

Today marks the most romantic holiday on the Chinese calendar. In China, the seventh day of the seventh month on the lunar calendar is known as the Qixi Festival (七夕节 qī xì jié). This ancient Chinese festival goes by many names, including: the Night of Sevens, the Magpie Festival, and Qiqiao (乞巧 qǐ qiǎo). Many…

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Labor Day in China Holiday Stories Posted by on Apr 27, 2020

A Guide to Telling the Time in Chinese

This Friday is Labor Day (劳动节 láo dòng jié) in China and many countries around the world. Commonly known simply as “5-1” (五一  wǔ yī), it’s one of many short public holidays in China. Actually, it used to be one of three Golden Weeks (黄金周 huáng jīn zhōu) but it was shortened in favor of…

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8 Years of Videos Posted by on Sep 26, 2018

8 Years of Videos

After 8 years of sharing videos on Chinese language and culture, this will be my final video post on the Transparent Chinese channel. As such, I’ve put together a nice recap on 8 years of videos to share with you. It’s been a wild ride that included living in both Beijing and Kunming, working as…

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Dragon Boat Festival History and Customs Posted by on Jun 18, 2018

Dragon Boat Festival History and Customs

Today is the Dragon Boat Festival, which is known in Chinese as the Duanwu Festival (端午节 – duān wǔ jié). This holiday is celebrated every year on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, and although it has only been an officially recognized public holiday in mainland China since 2008, it has been celebrated for thousands…

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Springtime in China Posted by on Apr 12, 2018

Springtime in China

Spring is finally here, and the weather is getting warmer and warmer across China. Winters can be long and harsh in many parts of the country, so the coming of spring is very welcome in places such as the northeast of China. In this post we’ll take a look at springtime in China, as we…

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Tomb Sweeping Festival Vocabulary Posted by on Apr 4, 2018

Tomb Sweeping Festival Vocabulary

Tomorrow is an important holiday in Chinese culture – the Tomb Sweeping Festival. This traditional Chinese festival is all about honoring ancestors who have passed away. Here’s a little background and some Tomb Sweeping Festival vocabulary to help you understand a bit more about this day. Background Tomb Sweeping Day is celebrated on the 15th…

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