Tag Archive: chinese traditional holidays

An unusual Chinese New Year

Only 3 more days until our holidays start and 4 days until the Lunar New Year begins! This will be the second Chinese New Year we spend in times of covid. Last year,… Continue reading

Mooncakes!

Tomorrow is the Mid-Autumn Festival! This is one of the traditional Chinese festivities that have become more important in recent years since it was appointed as a national holiday in 2008. A few… Continue reading

The Laba Festival

Happy new year and happy Laba festival! Yes, today January 2nd it’s a traditional Chinese festivity called Laba (腊八节). Laba means the 8th (ba) day of the 12th month (which in the Chinese… Continue reading

Getting ready for Chinese New Year

There’s only two weeks left for Chinese New Year! This is going to be my first time spending it in Suzhou so I hope we can do something interesting. My mother in law… Continue reading

The Lantern Festival

Yesterday it was the Lantern Festival or 元宵节 yuanxiaojie. This festivity marks the official end of the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival and it is celebrated with fireworks and lantern displays. It is… Continue reading

The Mid-Autumn Festival

Today is the Mid-Autumn Festival! And even though I just arrived to Spain for my 2 week holidays, I scheduled this post in advance to share some facts about the festivity. Traditionally, the… Continue reading

Duanwu Festival

Yesterday it was the Duanwu Festival. Duanwu is a traditional holiday in which people eat zongzi (glutionous rice wrapped in a leaf) and watch the dragon boat races. Why do they do this? Because a long… Continue reading

清明节 Tomb-Sweeping Festival

Yesterday it was 清明节 qing ming jie, also known in English as Tomb Sweeping Festival. It regained its condition of National Holiday a few years ago and tomorrow I don’t have to work.… Continue reading