March is the month when Beijing starts to warm up and spring arrives! What else is happening? Of course it’s Women’s Day on March 8th, but there are two more traditional events of note this month too – ‘Insects Awakening’ and Guanyin’s birthday.
Read on to find out more about these noteworthy dates in March!
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The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) is holding an exhibition to celebrate Spring Festival. Alongside paintings, sculptures and paper cuttings of oxen, you can also appreciate paintings on the theme of spring and vitality by both Chinese and international artists including Ansel Adams, David Hockney and Qi Baishi.
Read on to find out more about the exhibition and how to book!
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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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