Valentines day

Valentine’s day! Ways to say “I love you” in Chinese

Valentine's day in China falls under the ‘shopping holiday’ category, right alongside 11.11 (singles day), it’s a commercial holiday that young couples like to celebrate. The reason for it not being widely celebrated is that ‘western’ valentine’s day normally falls very close to Spring Festival, so most families will be celebrating that instead. For example, this …

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Yummy Spring Festival food that we can not get enough off

As the most important holiday in China a lot of attention is played to what food is provided during Spring festival, with special dates during the holiday having their own specific food. So we are going to run through the top three Spring Festival dishes. Normally, as a family, you can make dumplings together to …

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2018 Wangwang Year of the Dog

What the year of the dog means for China

The Chinese zodiac is an important part of Chinese culture, one that still plays a leading role in people’s daily life. Even today, millions of people in China believe these predictions and use them to make important decisions. Even if you don’t believe in Zodiac predictions, reading about them and their implications are fascinating. The …

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A day in the life of Chinese elementary school students

In China, there are six years of elementary school, which starts at age 7 for students in China. In the country’s mega-cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai, where transportation is a large factor, students will be at school from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with only a short break for lunch. But in most areas …

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