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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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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Visit Songzhuang Art District – A very Different Day Out in Beijing! Part 1

798 too touristy for you? Nanluoguxiang too commercialised?  Want to get out of the city and actually see something different? Then perhaps it’s time to check out Songzhuang Art District (宋庄画家村) for a fresher art experience!

Read on, and find out what treasures are waiting to be discovered in this fascinating little enclave!

Updated March 28th 2019.

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