Feb 062011

On the eve of Chinese New Year, or the Lunar New Year, the traditional Chinese family may pray to the Kitchen God. His usual place of honor is in the kitchen, near the stove, where food is cooked. A family may place a portrait of the Kitchen God at a designated place and pray often to Him. Incense sticks, candles and a small offering may be placed in front of his portrait.

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Jun 292014

The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month in Chinese lunar calendar. It is a traditional Chinese festival, having a long history of more than 2000 years. It usually falls in the June of the solar calendar.

Below is the Dragon Boat Festival Story (even kids will love to watch it):

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Aug 122011

Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival Offerings

Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival Offerings

The Hungry Ghost Festival falls on the 15th night of the 7th lunar month.This seventh month, in the Chinese lunar calendar, is known as the Ghost Month. On the fifteenth day, the ghosts allegedly visit the living. The gates of heaven and hell are open on this day.

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Sep 302010
National Day - The Peoples Republic of China

National Flag of China

China celebrates its National Day on October 1 every year. National Day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic on October 1, 1949. The People‚Äôs Republic of China (PRC) National Day was declared at three o’clock on October 1, 1949, in front of 300,000 people during a ceremony in Tian’anmen Square. Chairman Mao declared the founding of the People’s Republic and waved the first five-star PRC flag. A resolution was passed on December 2, 1949 to celebrate October 1 is the National Day by the government. Continue reading »

Sep 082010

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Cake Festival

Chinese Lantern Decoration

The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eight lunar month in the Chinese calendar each year. This translate to be in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. There would be a full moon on the night of the festival. Continue reading »