We have all seen a lot of changes this year. While there have been a lot of difficulties, and a lot of challenges, we must still try our best to look towards the future, both as individuals, communities or as companies. With that in mind, we wanted to let you know what we as a company can offer you, through our events and activities, to help you start making plans and look forward to the coming weeks and months ahead!
Want to know more? Read on to find out what Cultural Keys can offer you, your friends, students or staff, no matter if you’ve just arrived or are looking for help getting back to some sense of normalcy and enjoying the cultural treasures of China!
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The final part of Spring Festival, the Lantern Festival (Yuánxiāo jié 元宵节) falls this year on February 26th, the fifteenth day of the celebrations. Although it’s not a public holiday, it is still widely celebrated, especially in southern China and among the diaspora.
What’s this holiday all about and how can you celebrate it? Read on to find out!
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The Year of the Ox is here! What does it hold in store? And what is the standing of the ox in Chinese culture? Find out in our article all about the ox!
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Chinese people around the world are ready for the lunar new year, also known in Chinese as Spring Festival 春节 Chūnjié – the Year of the Ox! As it’s celebrated according to the lunar calendar, in 2021 it falls tomorrow, February 12th.
Read on to take a look at the origins of, and stories behind, one of the world’s most celebrated holidays!
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The Year of the Rat is officially behind us, and it’s time to start planning for the powerful Ox! While we still need to be cautious and follow all official advice, that doesn’t mean we can’t look forward to exciting events in the months ahead!
And what better way to start the Year of the Ox than a week of rest, relaxation and mindful taichi practice on a beautiful south China beach?
Please note: This retreat was originally scheduled to begin March 7th, but due to Beijing implementing a strict re-entry policy, it has been rescheduled for later in March.
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Moving to a new city, let alone a new country, can be an incredibly stressful experience. And in China, dealing with a completely different lifestyle, culture, food and language can make it even more so.
But there are ways to take away some of the stress, including learning as much as you can about your destination city and talking to expats who already live there. Read on to find out how Cultural Keys can help your staff or group with this process through our Life & Living in Beijing presentation!
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