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Hakka Chinese living in Kolkata

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Tangra China Town

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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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Woo Hip Koon

Woo Hip Koon was established over 60 years ago at 13, Black Burn Lane, Top Floor, Kolkata-700 073. This club is for the Wmembers of overseas workers in India and Abroad. Before 1948, We had facilities of a free ‘Bed’ … 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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