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The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival Posted by on Jun 22, 2020

On the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, China celebrates the Dragon Boat Festival (端午节 – duān wǔ jié). This year the holiday falls on June 25th. It has been celebrated in China for thousands of years, but it has only been a public holiday since 2008. Learn all about this traditional holiday in…

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The Poems of Qu Yuan Posted by on Jun 5, 2019

This Friday is the Dragon Boat Festival (端午节 – duān wǔ jié), a traditional holiday that’s celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month. While many know this Chinese festival for its exciting dragon boat races, it actually came about to honor a poet named Qu Yuan (屈原 – qū yuán). While we’ve…

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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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10 Videos for Summer in China Posted by on Jun 22, 2017

Today marks the official start of summer (夏天 – xià tiān). All across China, children are finishing up their final exams while parents are busy scheduling summer activities. The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and you can expect to see the “Beijing bikini” on display as men roll up their shirts to deal…

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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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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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