The (Many!) Days of Spring Festival

Lunar or Chinese New Year, known as Spring Festival (春节) in Chinese, is much more than just New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! Starting from New Year’s Day, the entire festival actually lasts 15 days! Read on to find out more information about some of the most important days of the festival and the history and traditions to be aware of, as well as exactly which date they fall on! 

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Celebrating Summer Solstice at Fragrant Hills Park in Beijing!

June 21st was the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and in the Chinese calendar, the beginning of the solar term 夏至 Xiàzhì. On the evening of the solstice, Beijing Overseas Cultural Exchange Center hosted an elegant event at Fragrant Hills Park for members of Beijing’s diplomatic and cultural communities, where attendees got to experience performances, arts and crafts and food with a summer solstice theme.

Read on to see photos from the event and learn more about it!

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