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The Custom of Dragon Boat Festival

 

The Custom of Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival is also known as Duanwu Festival, Calamus Festival and Chongwu Festival. The festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar of China, that’s why it is also known as Double Fifth Festival. The festival usually falls in June of the western calendar. There are plenty of folk activities on this day and the focus of the celebrations includes eating the rice dumpling-zongzi, drinking realgar wine, and racing dragon boats.

Red Packet Designs

 

Red Packet Designs

The Chinese have a custom of using Red Packets as a gift for special occasions. It symbolizes the sharing of happiness and the giving of well-wishes. The designs on these little red envelopes get more and more fanciful and innovative every year. Lets look at some designs.

Chinese New Year Goodies

 

Chinese New Year Goodies

Traditional Chinese New Year Food is a symbol of prosperity, good luck, health and long life for everyone at the table. Each and every food, either by its appearance or the pronunciation of its name, symbolizes age old Chinese beliefs. Traditional Chinese New Year Food like dumplings, spring rolls, wishes good things for the coming year.

Chinese New Year Customs

 

Chinese New Year Customs

Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. Everyone, young and old, rich and poor, looks forward to celebrating the noisiest, most joyous and longest festival of the year.

Auspicious Greetings for the Tiger Year

 

Auspicious Greetings for the Tiger Year

The Year of 2010 is the Year of a Golden Tiger. It is a sign of courageous, active, and self-assured. Here are some Chinese New Year Greetings about Tiger that may come in handy this festive season!

Chinese New Year Auspicious Greetings

 

Chinese New Year Auspicious Greetings

During Chinese New Year, auspicious greetings are exchanged with family and friends. May these auspicious symbols and greetings bring you lots of Fortune and Happiness this new year!


 

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