The most spectacular festivals in China

The most spectacular festivals in China

Sightseeing is surely a good way of getting to know a place, but it is not the kind of thing that allows you to see into the soul of a country or a culture. It is at times like festivals when you get to really see what the people are made of: you can see them at their happiest, find out what they like to do, and which parts of the culture are the most celebrated by the masses. This applies to whichever country you are visiting, but it is especially important in China, where there are more fe... [ read more ]

Chinese New Year traditions: the Lantern Festival

Chinese New Year traditions: the Lantern Festival

Of all the countless Chinese holidays, none is better know or more fun for Chinese and foreigners alike than the Chinese New Year. If in the western parts of the world the New Year is celebrated in the middle of winter, the Chinese New Year seems to take place at a more fitting time - the beginning of Spring, a time of renewal. The celebration of the New Year starts on the first day of the first month of the lunar calendar, and ends 15 days later, with the resplendent Lantern Festival. If yo... [ read more ]