A white carnation, symbol of Mother's Day. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

The First Mother’s Day

There is one special day of the year we all need to remember, and that is Mother’s Day.  Our mothers are treasures, and it’s important to have a day to acknowledge them and all the good that they do for us.…

The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne on Anzac Day. (Image: Trisha Haddock)

ANZAC Day in Melbourne

April 25 is ANZAC Day in Australia. ANZAC stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps. War was declared between England and Germany on August 4, 1914. When World War I started, Australia promised 20,000 men to aid England. At the time,…

The traditional Chinese wedding has significant meanings, often characterized by particular marriage keepsakes. (Image: kanegen   via   flickr /  CC BY 2.0 )

Keepsakes in a Traditional Chinese Wedding

With a long history of 5,000 years, China’s rich cultural connotations and traditional cultural heritage are embodied in its architecture, literature, painting, calligraphy, arts, and customs. The traditional Chinese wedding also has significant meanings, often characterized by particular marriage keepsakes.

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The First Mother’s Day

There is one special day of the year we all need to remember, and that is Mother’s Day.  Our mothers are treasures, and it’s important to have a day to…

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ANZAC Day in Melbourne

April 25 is ANZAC Day in Australia. ANZAC stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps. War was declared between England and Germany on August 4, 1914. When World War I started,…

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A General Who Conquered Without Fighting

China’s military generals changed history era after era, leaving legends behind them. They braved the battles, were loyal to their kingdoms, and were wise and brave. They mastered warcraft, and…

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Keepsakes in a Traditional Chinese Wedding

With a long history of 5,000 years, China’s rich cultural connotations and traditional cultural heritage are embodied in its architecture, literature, painting, calligraphy, arts, and customs. The traditional Chinese wedding…

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The Chinese Lantern Festival

Chinese New Year is more than just one day. It is a set of festivities, which, put together, have the purpose of seeing out the old and welcoming the new.

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Auspicious Symbols for the Chinese New Year

Auspicious patterns or symbols are important components of Chinese traditional culture. From ancient times, it has been common for Chinese families to fill their homes with auspicious symbols during Chinese…

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Expats Give Top 6 Reasons to Live in Taiwan

Is it better to live in Taiwan than to live in the U.S.? The two nations are vastly different in terms of size, geography, climate, and system of government. Here’s…

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Chinese New Year: What You Need to Know

Unlike the New Year celebration’s date most of us in North or South America, Europe, or Australia are used to, Chinese New Year is never on the same date.

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Traditions for Celebrating Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is coming on February 16. This year, we will welcome the Year of the Dog. The 11th animal in the Chinese zodiac, the dog usually represents loyalty,…

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Cangjie and the Invention of Chinese Characters

According to legend, the Chinese characters were invented by a man named Cangjie, who was an official during the time of the legendary Yellow Emperor, Huangdi. Huangdi assigned Cangjie the…