Get ready for autumn Chinese style with our guide to the noteworthy dates and traditional customs of the season!
There’s both love and ghosts in the air this month with two major traditional festivals and two solar terms on the Chinese calendar!
Read on to learn more about them!
June 21st was the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and in the Chinese calendar, the beginning of the solar term 夏至 Xiàzhì. On the evening of the solstice, Beijing Overseas Cultural Exchange Center hosted an elegant event at Fragrant Hills Park for members of Beijing’s diplomatic and cultural communities, where attendees got to experience performances, arts and crafts and food with a summer solstice theme.
Read on to see photos from the event and learn more about it!
Summer is here in the capital! This month there are four noteworthy dates for your diary: Children’s Day on the 1st, ‘Grain in Ear’ on the 6th, Dragon Boat Festival on the 14th and Summer Solstice on the 21st.
Read on to find out more about these special days!
March is the month when Beijing starts to warm up and spring arrives! What else is happening? Of course it’s Women’s Day on March 8th, but there are two more traditional events of note this month too – ‘Insects Awakening’ and Guanyin’s birthday.
Read on to find out more about these two noteworthy dates in March!