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Moon Cakes: A Mid-Autumn Festival Tradition Posted by on Sep 20, 2021

Today is the Mid-Autumn Festival. This is an important traditional Chinese festival. It is the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month of each year (今天是中秋节。 这是中国重要的传统节日。 为每年的农历八月十五。 jīn tiān shì zhōng qiū jié. zhè shì zhōng guó zhòng yào de chuán tǒng jié rì. wèi měi nián de nóng lì bā yuè shí wǔ)…

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Talking About Fall in Chinese Posted by on Sep 23, 2020

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and the kids are all back to school. That can mean just one thing – fall (秋天 – qiū tiān) is here. You may be bummed that summer is over, but there’s lots to love about autumn as well. In China, fall means two very…

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National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival Posted by on Oct 3, 2017

National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival

This is a big week in China, as the country celebrates two of its most important holidays. Millions upon millions of people are traveling to enjoy this Golden Week (黄金周 – huáng jīn zhōu). This year it’s extra special, as both National Day (国庆节 – guó qìng jié) and Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節 – zhōng qiū…

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Real Chinese Food – Dessert Posted by on May 5, 2016

We’ve just about run the gamut of real Chinese food, having covered breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks. I hope you’ve still got room for more, because we can’t finish this series without talking about dessert (甜点 – tián diǎn). Sweets may not come to mind when you think of Chinese cuisine, but that doesn’t mean they…

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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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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival Posted by on Sep 19, 2013

Today is an important holiday in Chinese culture – the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节 – zhōng qiū jié). This harvest festival was made a public holiday in the Middle Kingdom back in 2008, and most Chinese people enjoy a short break from work or school to reunite with family members. You may not know it, but…

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