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The Moon Festival

The second most popular festival after the Chinese New Year, the Mid-Autumn festival (Chung Chou Chi) is one the major festivals of the Chinese calendar. It falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar moon. It is an occasion … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year, “chun chi” or the Spring Festival download Caleb’s Door is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar. Chun Chi symbolizes the beginning of the year, a signal to a fresh start … Continue reading

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Festival Of The Seven Sisters

The day of the Maidens This is an all-maidens festival. Unmarried girls remember the legend of the fairy and the cowherd and make offerings to the lovers. Romantic enough to be something like a Chinese valentine’s day (but one in … Continue reading

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Ching Ming Chiet

Ching Ming Ji is a period to remember, honour and pay respect to one’s deceased ancestors and family members. It reinforces filial piety in Chinese society by getting them to make special effort to visit the cemetery to pay their … Continue reading

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Yue Laan Cheet

The Chinese language makes a clear distinction between “ancestor’s spirits” & “ghosts”. Ancestors are known as “jo sin” or the “former holy founders”. They, jo sin are the guardian spirits who protects and blesses the earthly family. But ghosts are … Continue reading

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Si Fu Tan

Si Fu Tan The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ipod (or birthday of the master) is a feast exclusively celebrated by carpenters and blacksmiths. In Calcutta, the Cantonese carpenters and ship builders celebrate this feast with celebration dinners after paying respect to … Continue reading

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Ng Nyat Chiet

Ng Nyat Chiet falls on the fifth day of the fifth moon in the Chinese lunar calendar. The festival is held to commemorate the death of Wat Yuen, a Chinese poet and patriot. This festival is called Ng Yuet Chi … Continue reading

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Chinese in India celebrate the Chinese New Year

Traditional drummers beat in the Chinese Year of the Ox… not in China but here in Kolkata in India. After weeks of preparation the adults and children of Kolkata’s Chinatown, called Tangra, were out on the streets celebrating with dragon … Continue reading

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