Mid-Autum
Ange Chan

Chinese Festival Food Recipes for New Year, Mid-Autumn Day

Many countries have traditional festivals and China, with its long history, is no exception. Chinese festivals reflect the diverse cultural heritage of its many ethnic groups. Food plays a very important part in any celebrations and what better way can one celebrate but by enjoying rich and colorful occasions with special tasty dishes. So, what are…

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China
sandralouey

How to Celebrate in Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau

Christmas in Chinese Shopping Centers Christmas (Xmas) is one of the grandest religious festivals and a widely-spread holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world, especially in western countries.  In the olden days, Christmas in Mainland China was not as popular as in the western world, for there are a few Christians in China.…

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Public Holidays
Lisa

Chinese Public Holiday Calendar 2018 / 2019

In China, there are public holidays on 7 legal festivals in a year, namely New Year’s Day, Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, and National Day.Some people have a half day off on the following four days or anniversaries including Women’s Day, Youth Day, Children’s Day and Army Day of the…

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Mid-Autum
Ange Chan

Mid-Autumn Festival in Other Asian Countries

Influenced by Chinese culture, Mid-Autumn Festival is also a traditional festival in some Southeast and Northeast Asian countries, especially among those of Chinese descent.  However, the customs are different in different countries.  JapanThe Japanese also celebrate the festival on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. When the festival was introduced into Japan from China about…

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Mid-Autum
sandralouey

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Legends, Stories

As Mid-Autumn Festival is also the Moon Festival, its legends are usually related to the moon. Here below are some of the most popular ones and they are widely told during the festival days. Chang E Flying to the Moon Chang E Flying to the Moon The story of Chang E is the most widely accepted…

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Mid-Autum
AngelaWu

Customs on Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

Offering Sacrifice to the MoonThe sacrifice to the moon on the Mid-Autumn Festival has a very long history, which dates back to the Zhou Dynasty (1046 – 256 BC). In ancient times, the emperors usually offered a sacrifice to the moon on the Autumnal Equinox at the place called Altar of the Moon. The Altar…

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