Chinese Tradition

As the lunar year turns to the last month, the atmosphere of a New Year gathers momentum.  (Image: via  pixabay.com  /  CC0 1.0)

Legends of Chinese New Year

It all started with a terrible monster… In ancient China, there was a terrible monster called Nian 年兽 (pronounced nián shòu) that ate people, crops, and livestock on the last day of every year. People who tried to fight the…

The Carrying-pole Rice Presentation Parade at the 2016 New Taipei City Hakka Yimin Festival. (Image: Courtesy of Epoch Times Taiwan)

The Unique Hakka Festival

Every year around the middle of the seventh lunar month, it is the time for the Hakka people in Taiwan to observe the Hakka Yimin Festival. The event has been celebrated for 181 years since 1835. At this time of…

The Tianwei Tang Dynasty Drum Team participates in a grand parade in Taiwan. (Image: Vision Times)

The Joy of a Tanggu Drum Performance

The Tanggu drum (堂鼓), which literally means ceremonial hall drum, is also called the Tang Dynasty drum (唐鼓), as it is believed that Tanggu was invented during the Tang Dynasty. It is also known as the Tong drum (通鼓), as it…

Traditionally, Chinese people do not celebrate a birthday every year; rather, birthday celebrations in the form of elaborate banquets are reserved for the elderly and infants. (Comedy_nose/Flickr)

Top Chinese Birthday Traditions and Tips

Chinese people calculate a person’s age according to the lunar calendar (Yīn lì in Chinese; 陰曆) without zeros, meaning that a newborn’s age is one. Traditionally, Chinese people do not celebrate a birthday every year; rather, birthday celebrations in the…

It’s said that the enlightenment of Sakyamuni was on December 8; therefore, the Laba Festival is also called “Buddha’s Enlightenment Festival”. (Image:  Henry_Wang via   Pixabay/ CC0 1.0)

A Girl’s Journey to Enlightenment

In Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces during the Yuan Dynasty, there was a flood that submerged many villages and farmlands. Fortunately, it happened in the daytime, so many people who got the news made it out in time, but one family…

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Top Chinese Birthday Traditions and Tips

Chinese people calculate a person’s age according to the lunar calendar (Yīn lì in Chinese; 陰曆) without zeros, meaning that a newborn’s age is one. Traditionally, Chinese people do not…

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The 2017 Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan

The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most important traditional festivals in Taiwan. It is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar.

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Legends of Chinese New Year

It all started with a terrible monster… In ancient China, there was a terrible monster called Nian 年兽 (pronounced nián shòu) that ate people, crops, and livestock on the last…

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Daily Chinese New Year Festival Guide

During the New Year holidays, streets are alive with festive events and activities. The atmosphere of celebration lasts until the end of the 15th day. Here is a guide to…

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10 Taboo Things to Avoid During Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year weighs a lot on Chinese people’s minds; not only will they observe the traditional Chinese culture by adhering to ancient traditions, they will also try to avoid violating…

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A Girl’s Journey to Enlightenment

In Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces during the Yuan Dynasty, there was a flood that submerged many villages and farmlands. Fortunately, it happened in the daytime, so many people who got…

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The Unique Hakka Festival

Every year around the middle of the seventh lunar month, it is the time for the Hakka people in Taiwan to observe the Hakka Yimin Festival. The event has been…

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The Joy of a Tanggu Drum Performance

The Tanggu drum (堂鼓), which literally means ceremonial hall drum, is also called the Tang Dynasty drum (唐鼓), as it is believed that Tanggu was invented during the Tang Dynasty. It…