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The Spring Festival Rush Posted by on Jan 16, 2017

It’s that time of the year again. With just a few days to go before the beginning of China’s most important festival – the Spring Festival (春节 – chūn jié) – millions upon millions of people are getting ready to head home. This annual mass migration is known as the Spring Festival rush (春运 – chūn yùn), and…

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All About Spring Festival Posted by on Jan 12, 2017

Chinese Vocabulary for Spring Festival

It’s an exciting time in China and Chinese communities around the world, as people are gearing up for the Spring Festival (春节 – chūn jié). Known to many as the Chinese New Year, this is the most important holiday in Chinese culture. The Spring Festival has a rich history as well as plenty of traditions…

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2016 Year in Review – Culture and Travel Posted by on Dec 29, 2016

A Guide to Telling the Time in Chinese

If you’re a fan of Chinese language and culture, 2016 has been a good year. We’ve covered tons of topics this year, including plenty of posts heavy on new Chinese vocabulary and important grammar. This blog is about more than just learning new words, though – it’s also about diving into Chinese culture and exploring…

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Get Ready for National Day Posted by on Sep 29, 2016

Just like the 4th of July in the United States, the 1st of October is a very important holiday in China. National Day (国庆节 – guó qìng jié) celebrates the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. To get you in the patriotic spirit for this big day, check out some of our past…

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Chinese New Year in Chinese Posted by on Feb 2, 2016

We’ve talked a lot about the Chinese New Year – more commonly referred to as the Spring Festival (春节 – chūn jié) in Chinese – over the years here. For those who are relatively new to the blog, you should go ahead and browse through our Beginner’s Guide to the Spring Festival, which has links to…

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Mid-Autumn Festival in Vidoes Posted by on Sep 24, 2015

The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节 – zhōng qiū jié) is a traditional Chinese holiday that goes back over 3,000 years. It’s second in importance only to the Spring Festival, and it falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, which is September 27th this year. As it occurs on a full moon (圆月 –…

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Dragon Boat Festival Video Posted by on Jun 20, 2015

Today marks the traditional Dragon Boat Festival in China, which falls on the 5th day of the 5th month in the lunar calendar. Learn about the most important aspects of this traditional Chinese holiday in this short video: 端午节 – duān wǔ jié Dragon Boat Festival 屈原 – qū yuán Qu Yuan 粽子 – zòng…

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