Arts & Customs

  • Children’s Worship of Lord Rabbit 中秋儿童拜兔儿爷 2017/06/13

    ‍ In the past,the dolls of Lord Rabbit were customarily given to children on the Mid -Autumn Festival.When people worshipped the moon,they would make an offering to the memorial tablet ...

  • The Dragon Boat Festival 端午 2017/05/25

    Falling on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month,the Dragon Boat Festival was also called the Double-Fifth Festival in ancient times,just as the ninth day of the ninth lunar month was called the Doub ...

  • A Night of Merriment 正月十五闹元宵 2017/05/08

    Falling on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month,the Lantern Festival is one of the grandest celebrations among the common people in China,and the custom of merry making on ...

  • The Chinese Knot 中国节 2017/04/28

    ‍ Chinese traditional customs are observed throughout the country during the Spring Festival,and the Chinese knot is a case in point.The Chinese knot,also called the long twisting knot, ...

  • Posting “Fu” Upside Down 福“到” 2017/04/17

    The Chinese character “fu”(meaning “blessing” or “happiness”)is usually pasted upside down on lintels or cabinets.In China,”fu upside down”shares the same pronunciation with “happiness is approaching” ...

  • The Winter Solstice 冬至 2017/03/21

    The Winter Solstice indicates the period of winter and people always want to keep themselves warm. In the northern China where the weather can be bitterly cold, our ancestors lacked sufficie ...

  • LUODAI 洛带古镇 2014/12/14

    LUODAI Luodai, a once sleepy Hakka township in Chengdu, was given a new lease on life in 2007 during the 20th World Hakka Conference, attended by about 3,000 mainlanders and expatriates who shared ...

  • COUNTRY B&Bs 农家乐 2014/12/14

    COUNTRY B&Bs Chengdu's countless Nong Jia Le (a type of bed-n-breakfast inn) seal the city's reputation as a leisure haven and a center of economic development in western China. One ex ...

  • TEA HOUSES 茶馆 2014/12/14

    TEA HOUSES A wide-spreading joke states: if Chengdu possesses second most teahouses per capita, no other city in the world dares to declare the top position. There are congregation spots all ove ...

  • SICHUAN OPERA 2014/10/22

    SICHUAN OPERA Chinese opera is one of the oldest theatrical traditions still being performed today. Since establishment of the Li Yuan opera school during the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD), it has beco ...

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