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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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The Hong Kong Shopping Festival 2012

| July 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Hong Kong Shopping Festival 2012  When: July – September Where: Hong Kong   History: Hong Kong prides itself as the center of ‘East Meets West.’ Once a small fishing village until captured by the British at the end of the First Opium Wars, Hong Kong has risen to the top to be one of [...]

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Chinese New Year 2013

| July 8, 2012 | 4 Comments

Chinese New Year 2013-CNY2013-春节 2013 When: Expected to fall on 10th February 2013 Where: All Over China and in countries and territories with sizable Chinese population Major cities: Hong Kong,Macau, Taiwan, Singapore,Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius,Philippines, Vietnam Other Names: Spring Festival,Lunar New Year History: The Chinese New Year 2013/CNY2013(Chun Jie/春节)-2013 is the most important and longest [...]

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