May is a joyful time as warm weather hits the capital and we get a 5-day holiday for Labour Day, which also encompasses Youth Day and the seventh solar term. There isn’t much going on in terms of festivals and celebrations this month, but it’s not completely empty!
Read on to find out more about these special days!
Continue reading “Chinese Celebrations to know about this May”
While most educational centres in Beijing are closed, people still have a thirst for learning that needs satisfying! Join Cultural Keys online via Zoom in May for our next Cultural Insights presentations, this time looking at the Chinese zodiac!
Read on to see what you can learn during our May presentation!
Continue reading “Introduction to the Chinese Zodiac – online presentation from Cultural Keys in May!”
As anyone who has been following Cultural Keys for a while knows, we are a very Beijing-centric company. That isn’t to say we don’t like other cities, but we certainly know more about Beijing than anywhere else!
But what of other cities, perhaps ones that might have a history of tiffs with our beloved Beijing? Shanghai, for example. We decided it was time to explore a bit further afield, and were lucky enough to come across just the person to help us understand our southern cousins a bit better.
Read on to find out what we learnt about Beijing’s southern sister, Shanghai!
Continue reading “Shanghainese-American Bromance – Seeing Shanghai from a new perspective”
April 4th marks Tomb Sweeping Day in China, a day to both honour ancestors and celebrate the arrival of spring. But this is only one of the festivals that happen in China in April, which roughly corresponds to the third lunar month of the Chinese calendar. What other festivals are coming up this month?
Read on to find out!
Continue reading “Chinese Festivals in April 2020”