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Answers to 'what are the Chinese ways and why?'

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Answers to 'what are the Chinese ways and why?'

    The two sides of celebrating the Chinese New Year

    The two sides of celebrating the Chinese New Year

    On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, some people are excited to meet their family, longing for New Year Eve's dinner, enjoy the festive environment indoors and outdoors. However, there are some people who are troubled for certain reasons. Why?

    • 6 min
    The past and present of temple fairs

    The past and present of temple fairs

    If you want to experience a festive and traditional environment on the Spring Festival, a temple fair is probably your best bet. Whether you’re in the north or the south of the country, a temple fair is like a standard configuration to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. To know more about the origin and development of these fairs, don’t miss this episode of A Thousand Whys.

    • 5 min
    Why do Chinese people love the color red?

    Why do Chinese people love the color red?

    The color red is special to the Chinese people. We love to see it as much as possible on significant occasions such as during the Spring Festival or at weddings.
    Why do the Chinese have a soft spot for the color red? Does the color carry any special connation for us?

    • 6 min
    What’s your Chinese zodiac sign?

    What’s your Chinese zodiac sign?

    We have just ushered in the Chinese Lunar New Year. It is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. The ox is the second animal symbol of the cycle, coming after the rat. How does the ox get to lose out to the rat and come in second? And what animal sign are you?

    • 6 min
    Chunwan - a feast of entertainment and performances

    Chunwan - a feast of entertainment and performances

    When the Spring Festival arrives each year, people celebrate it with various traditions and folk customs, most of which have been handed down over generations. But there’s one that is quite contemporary, only in existence about 40 years or so – the Spring Festival Gala, or Chunwan in Chinese. A feast of entertainment and performances presented to the nation by China Central Television (CCTV), it has undoubtedly become an impressive cultural symbol for the celebration of the Spring Festival nowadays. Let’s find out more.

    • 6 min
    What a meal of family reunion!

    What a meal of family reunion!

    For every Chinese person, the dinner on Spring Festival Eve is probably the most important meal of the whole year. It is a tradition for people to return to their hometown, no matter what, to spend this occasion with the family.

    • 6 min

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