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Four Treasures Of The Study

The four treasures of the study (文房四寶) is a reference to the 4 essential items that would absolutely be present in the study rooms of scholars. The 4…

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Winter Solstice Festival

The winter solstice is commonly known as midwinter which refers to the halfway mark of the cold icy season. The winter solstice day is a day that goes through…

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Winter Clothes Festival

The Winter Clothes Festival (寒衣日) falls on the first day of the tenth lunar month. Traditionally, on this day Chinese households burn winter wear for the…

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The Chong Yang Festival (Double Ninth)

The Chong Yang festival (重阳节) falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. Even though it is not celebrated by all Chinese communities, it has deep…

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The Auspicious Nature Of Spring Couplets

For a lot of people, spring couplets or chun lian (春联) are just words written on red paper and pasted around doors like posters. But for the Chinese, they…