Spring Festival 2020: What you need to know

Chinese New Year, called Spring Festival in Chinese (春节 Chūnjié), is the largest and most important holiday of the year in China. The coming year is the Year of the Rat and marks the first year in a new cycle of 12 years. It’s a family holiday, and most celebrating on New Year’s Eve is done at home. In the 4-5 days afterwards, temple fairs – markets selling small gifts and food with traditional performances – are also a popular way to celebrate. 

Read on to find out key information if you plan to spend Spring Festival 2020 in Beijing!

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Shijiazhuang? A Cultural Keys hidden gem ‘How-to-Go’ guide!

Old Shijiazhuang train station

What have you heard about Shijiazhuang (石家庄)? Nothing? Well, that’s because it’s popularly believed that there’s nothing to see there! In fact, although there are few attractions in the city centre itself, Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province, is surrounded by interesting places that are easy to visit!

Read our 7 reasons why you should give Shijiazhuang a chance! 

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Join Cultural Keys and the British Club Beijing for a guided walk at Guozijian in November!

Wudaoying Hutong and Guozijian Street, located near the Lama Temple, are two of the most interesting streets in Beijing. Wudaoying is lined with cafes, restaurants, bars and boutiques. And Guozijian is home to the Confucius Temple and the Imperial Academy, as well as more cafes and boutiques.

Join Cultural Keys and the British Club Beijing on Tuesday November 12th for a guided walk to discover more about this fascinating area!

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Access, experience, understand and enjoy authentic Chinese culture with Cultural Keys!

 
Want to get the most out of your time in China? Interested in learning more about the traditional culture and perhaps even experiencing it for yourself?
 
Cultural Keys Chinese Culture Centre helps expat residents and visitors experience, understand and enjoy traditional Chinese culture by providing a variety of authentic content, classes, presentations and services. 
 
From private workshops to team building, from children’s parties to community group presentations, read on for more information about how Cultural Keys can help you get more out of your time in China!

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Who can train at the Shaolin Temple?

When introducing our Warrior’s Way Kung Fu Bootcamp to people, the first thing we often hear is “Oh, that’s not suitable for me. I’m too old/soft/out of shape/overweight!”

While they aren’t easy programs, our Warrior’s Way Kung Fu Bootcamps are designed to be accessible by anyone, so after hearing those comments on a daily basis, we decided to write this post to let people know exactly who these programs are designed for, how people benefit by taking part, and why they really are suitable for everyone!

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