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!
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!
Chinese opera (戏曲 xìqǔ) might sound a little strange to the ears of those not used to it, but it is a stunning blend of many different art forms – music, singing, dancing, martial arts, acrobatics, costume design and make-up art, as well as literary art forms. Chinese opera reached its height, both in terms of quality and popularity, in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), with hundreds of regional styles developing.
Want to know more about this iconic culture, it’s history and the people involved? Read on to find out!
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!