Chinese folk custom: how to make your dragon

| September 19th, 2014

Ever since Yuan Dynasty in 1360s, fire dragon dance has been a huge Mid-autumn Festival folk custom in Guangzhou’s Baiyuan District. On the night of the full moon, all lights will be on and villagers will lead 4 fire dragons dancing throughout the alleys and streets, as a way of praying for good weather and good harvests next year. The 4 fire dragons are hand-made by different family clans in their respective temples. Every year the making of fire dragon […]Read more…

The ones left behind by fast growing China

| September 9th, 2014

Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals in China, a day when the moon reaches its perfect roundness of the year and families come together to enjoy moon cakes and grapefruits under the silver moon shine. However, in some rural areas of China, this precious family ritual has become luxury that many families can’t afford.

Thanks to the unprecedented speed of urbanization, China becomes the world’s second largest economy. While the society is moving forward everyday, many children are […]Read more…

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival Sand Painting

| October 5th, 2009

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, Zhongqiu Festival (中秋节) is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people. It falls on the 15th of August in Chinese calendar, which is usually around late September or early October. This year, 2009 the Moon Festival is on October 3rd.

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