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Chinese Culture

Here you will discover interesting facts about one of the oldest cultures in the world.

Chinese children enjoying the Rice Porridge Festival

A Popular Chinese Festival You’ve Never Heard Of: Laba Rice Porridge Festival

For well over one thousand years, Chinese people have celebrated the Laba Rice Porridge Festival. It is called the Laba Festival because it occurs during the 12th lunar month known as “la,” on the eighth day. In Chinese, “ba” means eight. The belief surrounding this celebration is that the founder of Buddhism, Sakyamuni, realized the truth on …

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Incense burning in observance of Ghost Day

Ghost Day (中元节) – China’s Version of “Halloween”

Ghost Day (中元节, Zhōng Yuán Jié) is a traditional Chinese festival that takes place on the 15th day of the 7th month according to the Chinese lunar calendar.  The seventh month is also regarded as the Ghost Month (鬼月, Guǐ yuè).  It is also sometimes called the Hungry Ghost Festival or the Yulan Festival (盂兰盆节, …

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