Etiquette


GUEST POST: Gift Traditions & Superstitions in China



GUEST POST: Gift Traditions & Superstitions in China

Giving gifts can be a great way to show your appreciation. However, in some culture one gift might be considered as a lucky symbol while in other countries this gift might be seen as offensive. China takes a special place

Bottoms up! – Chinese drinking etiquette



Bottoms up! – Chinese drinking etiquette

For thousands of years wine has been used in rituals to worship gods and pay respects to ancestors in China. Today, this custom has weakened, but Chinese drinking culture is very much alive, being a sign of respect, fellowship and …

Niuji Village welcomes the Year of the Horse 新年快乐



Niuji Village welcomes the Year of the Horse 新年快乐

The thing with Chinese New Year in rural China: it is the same every single year; at least since I started celebrating together with my Chinese parents-in-law. There have been very detailed and colorful descriptions in general about Chinese New …

Change for the better or a sad loss? – Birthday traditions in China



Change for the better or a sad loss? – Birthday traditions in China

When we are younger a birthday is always something we can’t wait for. Presents, all our friends gathered and food our mother would usually not let us eat on a daily basis. Than we get older. And birthdays start to …


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