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The Year of the Dog 2018

2018 is a Year of the Dog. In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year. Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030… The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac,…

The cultural significance of chopsticks

【Abstract】 Chopsticks are not only commonly used tableware, but also rich folk symbols. This article analyzes the folk customs of chopsticks from the origin of chopsticks and some folk customs. 【Key words】 chopsticks; marriage customs; taboo China is an ancient country with a history of more than 5,000 years of civilization. Its brilliant cultural dazzling…

Chinese New Year 2017

Year of the Rooster New Year, or the “Spring Festival” as it is known in China, is the longest and most important holiday in China. The Chinese New Year 2017 begins on January 28, 2017. The Chinese New Year’s festivities end two weeks later on the 15th day of the first month on what is…

Ten Interesting Facts about Giant Pandas

As China’s unofficial mascot and the symbol of the World Wildlife Fund, the giant panda is one of the most beloved animals in the world. It is also one of the more endangered species in the world, with only about 1000-2000 living in the wild. When we think of giant pandas, we think of lovely…

THE NATION’S FAVOURITE!

THE NATION’S FAVOURITE! Recently, JustEat used their Tried and Tasted winners (which by the way we’re one of!)  to discover what the Britain’s favourite takeaway dishes are…now remember we’re talking dishes, not over all cuisine! We know you all love Chinese the most! Despite being pipped to the top post by an undeniable great- the pizza, some…

THE GREAT FORTUNE COOKIE!

THE GREAT FORTUNE COOKIE! Do you even know where this supposedly Chinese invention came from? Everybody loves a fortune cookie especially when your friend gets a really naff fortune. However, did you know they’re not even Chinese?! There are a few stories about the origins of these humorous, sometimes offensive cookies. You can pick which story you…

2016: YEAR OF THE MONKEY

2016 is well and truly here! February 8th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year and this year is a Monkey year! For all born in a year of the Monkey, what does that say about you? The monkey is the all-rounder where Chinese Zodiac is concerned. People who fall under this sign are…

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