Once upon a time, there was an orphaned cowherder. One day he spotted seven fairy sisters skinny-dipping in a lake…The story of Chinese Valentines Day.
China will celebrate National Day, or Guoqingjie, October 1. China turns 60.
June 1 is International Children’s Day, a calendar day widely celebrated in China. I don’t remember this holiday from my days as a child (although some would argue that I still indeed am a very big child.)
Monday is Qing Ming Jie, or, Tomb Sweeping Day. On this day people pay respect to their ancestors by cleaning tombs and making offerings of food, liquor, and ghost money.
Christmas may be shopping craziness in North America, but Chinese New Year is a festival that lasts for 14 days – imagine the shopping that goes into that?
January 26 will see the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival as it is called in China.
I question my life, my career. Is there anyone that doesn’t? But not on Christmas Eve.
Happy New Year: Teaching English, dancing, and rockin’ the house. Eat your heart out, Dick Clark.
Happy Chinese National Day or Guoqingjie.
May 1st is International Labor Day. This is a week-long, national holiday in China. In North America I had associated Labour (the correct Canadian spelling) Day, the September holiday, as a last-fling with summer. It was a day of barbeques, cold beer, and lawn chairs. Sure, there were union parades, that grew smaller and smaller…