Chinese Culture
   Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important festival for Chinese people. It's also known as the Spring Festival because it signals the beginning of spring. It's on the first day of the lunar calendar.


   Qing Ming Festival

The name of Qing Ming started in the Han Dynasty because the weather during the third month of the year was clear and pure. Its name denotes a time for people to go outside and enjoy the greenery of springtime and sweeping tombs.



   Dragon Boat Festival

The fifth day of the fifth lunar month is the Dragon Boat Festival. According to the legend, the tradition of eating dumplings and racing dragon boats began to comemorate Qu Yuan, a great patrioctic poet during the Warring States Period.


  The Chinese Valentine's Day

The seventh day of the seventh lunar month is the Chinese Valentine's Day. The most popular story mentioned in connection with this festival is that of the Cowherd and the Weaving Girl.


  Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival is on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. That day the sky is generally clear and the people celebrate with post- harvest feasts. Chinese eat mooncakes and play lanterns because of some folk stories.