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How Ancient Chinese Poets Celebrated the Lantern Festival

Five ancient poems that celebrate the first full moon of a new Lunar New Year

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Fading Festivities, Part 2

From “sky-repairing” to “clothes-drying,” here are some obscure and forgotten Chinese festivals

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TRADITIONAL CULTURE, PHOTO STORY

First Man

A colorful ceremony honors the prehistoric Yellow Emperor, known as the “forefather of all Chinese”

LIFE, SOCIETY

Reason to Celebrate

Besides Singles Day, here are some other invented festivities that go on each year

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Proud to be Red

The symbolism of China’s favorite color

TRADITIONAL CULTURE, SPORTS

All in the Same Boat

As China celebrates the Dragon Boat Festival, one rower explains the teamwork and trust at the heart of the sport

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TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Pushing the Envelope

Inflation and graft mar this year’s Spring Festival cheers

FOOD, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Kitchen God’s Candy

A sweet tradition to start the Spring Festival season

LIFE

The TWOC Guide to Shopping Festivals

Shop when these days drop: these are the “shopping holidays” designed to make people part with cash

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

A Metal Spectacle

Sparks fly each year in February as part of Nuanquan’s Dashuhua event

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