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Qi Xi Festival (Chinese Valentine's Day)

 

Qi Xi Festival (Chinese Valentine's Day)

Today is Qi Xi Festival! Also known in recent years as the Chinese Valentines Day. Girls, if you live in China, rejoice! For you have not one, but two Valentines Days and probably twice the presents and celebrations!

The Dragon Boat Festival

 

The Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival is a festival celebrated with dragon boat races and the tradition of eating Zongzi, a delicious and generously filled rice dumpling.

Qingming Festival

 

Qingming Festival

The Qingming Festival is a day to remember and honor ones ancestors at grave sites. Young and old pray before the ancestors, sweep the tombs and bring offerings to the ancestors.

Lantern Festival

 

Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival is a traditional Chinese festival, which is falls on the 15th day of the 1st lunar month, marking the end of the celebrations of the Chinese New Year.

The Year Of The Ox

 

The Year Of The Ox

The Ox, or the Buffalo sign symbolizes prosperity through fortitude and hard work. Those born under the influence of the Ox are fortunate to be stable and persevering. The typical Ox is a tolerant person with strong character.

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

 

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, is also famous for this annual Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, attracting hundreds of participants and thousands of visitors worldwide in its ice sculpturing activities.


 

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