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Chinese New Year 2014

Chinese New Year 2014

“Mother, did you already buy your red coloured underwear?” That’s what my wife is asking my mother these days. Just a few weeks ago my Chinese wife, our son of 10 months and I went to visit my parents in Europe.

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The Chinese Dragonboat Festival

The Chinese Dragonboat Festival

On the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar we will celebrate the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival.

You might have seen or heard of Dragon Boat Races in your hometown or in other cities around the world – and as you might have guessed, they all have their origin in this traditional Chinese festival.

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Happy New Year of the Snake

Happy New Year of the Snake

The people of China and other Asian cultures celebrate the new year not only during the night of December 31st to January 1st, but during the night of the last day of the Chinese lunar calender. Usually that is around the end of January or the beginning of February in the Gregorian calendar. This year, China welcomed the new year—the year of the snake—with the traditional 10 days of spring festival, starting on Sunday, February 10th.

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