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Qingming Festival – 清明节 2013

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Celebrating the Dead during the Qingming Festival  Qingming Festival – 清明节 2013 When it happens: April 4 2013 Where it happens: China History: The Qingming Festival is based on the story of a man names Jie Zitui. Jie Zitui is a faithful servant of Duke Wen. He even prepared his master a meat soup made [...]

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Cheung Chau Bun Festival 2013 – 包山節 2013

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Cheung Chau Bun Festival: Worthy of Time and Money Cheung Chau Bun Festival 2013 – 包山節 2013 When it happens: May 17 2013 Where it happens: Cheung Chau, Hong Kong History: The origin of the Cheung Chau Bun Festival started in the island of Cheung Chau in the 18th century. It is said that the [...]

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Qi Xi -七夕节 2012-Chinese Valentine’s Day

| July 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Qi Xi -七夕节 2012-Chinese Valentine’s Day 2012-Magpie Festival When: 7th day of the 7th lunar month(August 23rd 2012) Where: China History: The legend of Qi Xi (Seven Sisters Festival) originated during the Han Dynasty. Legend has it that a mortal cowherd, Niulang, fell in love with a fairy, Zhinu, who was also a skilled seamstress. [...]

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Chung Yuan -Hungry Ghost Festival 2012

| July 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chung Yuan -Hungry Ghost Festival 2012  When: 15th day of the seventh lunar month( Falls August 31st in 2012) Where: China, with variations in Japan, Viet Nam, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia History: The Chung Yuan (Hungry Ghost Festival) has Buddhist origins from India but later took on Chinese cultural references. A Buddhist monk, Mahāmaudgalyāyana, who [...]

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Duan Wu 2012 – the most awaited Duan Wu Festival

| June 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

Duan Wu 2012 – the most awaited Duan Wu Festival In Asia, most of the regional calendars are based upon lunar calendar. The Arab calendar includes months like Shahwal, Ramadan etc. Similarly, the Hindi calendar contains months like Har, Jaith etc. These calendars comprise of 29, 30 or 31 days depending upon the movement of [...]

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