Chinese God of Wealth vs. Western Valentine of Love

| February 17th, 2013

The following is a guest post by Philip via, edited by Key.

Today is February 14, Valentine’s Day in the west and also “Chu Wu”, the fifth day after Chinese New Year, which happens to be the day for Chinese to welcome the god of wealth.

The coincidence that the two popular holidays happen to fall on the same day dilutes the festivity of both. However, Valentine’s Day seems to be the losers.

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What is inside Spring Festival passengers’ bags?

| January 12th, 2012

From our last post about going home for the Spring Festival, it seems that a lot of our readers are curious as for why these long distance home-goers are carrying so many bags despite all the difficulties during the journey. A reporter asked 4 passengers to open their bags to reveal the treasure inside.

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Happy national day, make a national flag

| October 1st, 2010

Happy 61st birthday China, and happy national day to everyone!  Hope you are enjoying your week long vacation if you are currently working in China.  Here is a forum post on Tianya, a gathering of China’s national flags made and submitted by Tianya users.  Enjoy!

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Call Me Ms. Single! I’m Not Ms. Left-Over

| November 13th, 2009

Singles Day or One’s Day or Guang Gun Jie (Chinese: 光棍节 Pin Yin: guāng gùn jié; Wades: kuang kun chieh; literally: bare sticks holiday) is a Chinese pop culture holiday on November 11 for people who are still living the single life.

From Sina By: Zhu-Ran (姝然)  11/11/2009


Starting from this morning, I have been receiving the same text message from my friends: “The Single’s Day is here, little birds are in love, ants moved in together, flies are pregnant, mosquito […]Read more…

Should Mao Zedong’s Birthday be a National Holiday of China?

| September 29th, 2009

The People’s Republic of China is about to turn 60, how to evaluate and pay tribute to the founding leader of the Chinese Communist Party Mao Zedong (毛泽东) once again became a topic of discussion.

Remarks of Mao Zedong’s grandson causes concern

Mao Zedong’s only grandson, senior colonel Mao Xinyu (毛新宇) said in an press interview, the birthday of the founding leader should be set as the national holiday, to be widely publicized, so that future generations can always remember. He […]Read more…

Dragon Boat Festival: How to Make Zongzi

| May 28th, 2009

Dragon Boat Festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar. In 2009 this falls on May 28. According to the custom the celebrations includes eating zongzi, drinking realgar wine, and racing dragon boats.

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