Tag: Chinese New Year

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Having a yen for dim sum this Chinese New Year: English words of Chinese origin

Chinese New Year traditionally means a time for families to gather together, usually over some delicious foods. There are certain foods that are associated with Chinese New Year, such as Buddha’s Delight, a dish made with many different vegetables, fish, dumplings, and mandarin oranges. These particular foods are chosen because the words used to describe […]

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Some Chinese wisdom for Chinese New Year

10 February is an important date this year because it is the first day of the new lunar year, marking the first day in the Chinese New Year. The Chinese calendar names each of the years (in a twelve year cycle) after an animal, and 2013 is the Year of the Snake. Chinese New Year, also […]

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Chinese characters not displaying properly? This year the Chinese New Year begins on February 3rd, and people all around the world will be ringing in the year of the rabbit. Scaring away the beast Chinese New Year is a fifteen-day celebration beginning on the second new moon after the winter solstice and ending on the […]

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