Spring Festival 2020: Allow Cultural Keys to help you host a Spring Festival to remember!

Spring Festival is the cultural highlight of the Chinese calendar, and it’s the perfect time to experience many traditional Chinese cultural treasures.  But as important as it is, not everyone has the time or insight to be able to put together a program that is perfectly designed to help participants get the most out of it. 

To address that, Cultural Keys has put together a special Spring Festival program for hotels, embassies, schools and companies, perfect for your staff, guests or clients, that introduces them to the history and traditions of Spring Festival and allows them to try one of a variety of cultural experiences for themselves.

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Join the Shaolin Warriors’ Workshop and experience real kung fu!

Spirit. Determination. Courage. Perseverance. Strength. All these qualities are necessary to live a happy, healthy, successful life. All these qualities are also what you develop through training Chinese Kung fu! Unfortunately, not everyone has the time or ability to go to the Shaolin Temple for a year or two to discover the true meaning of kung fu.

But for those who still want a taste of traditional Shaolin kung fu culture and training, join Cultural Keys on Sunday, December 15th in Beijing for our next Shaolin Warriors’ Workshop!

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Mooncakes for the WHOLE Family at CK’s Mooncake Workshop!

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in a slightly different way this year! Join Cultural Keys and Louise from Pet Pamperaz for a mooncake workshop with a twist – we’ll be making mooncakes for our furry friends!

PLUS! Read on after the event details to learn more about Chateau Canine, Beijing’s best resort for giving your furry friends a vacation they’ll never forget!

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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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What are Chinese rice dough figurines?

There is no easy way to say ‘捏面 nie mian’ in English!  It literally means ‘pinch flour’ but in fact this folk-craft, which dates back to the Han dynasty, involves a lot more than just pinching!

The ‘clay’, actually dough, was traditionally made of glutinous rice and colourings made from different foods. The final product, beautiful though it was, could be eaten. Today, certain additives such as honey and paraffin might be added to improve the longevity of the final product, and they definitely can’t be eaten!

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