Mythology & Festivals


Chinese New Year’s Superstitions: 10 Don’ts



Chinese New Year’s Superstitions: 10 Don’ts

In modern times many superstitious believes and traditions have been discarded. Most of China’s modern urban population and the younger generation have stopped believing and following the old ways. However, most rural areas in China and the older generations still …

Spring Festival’s Tofu Day: A Whole Day dedicated to the Delicious Bean Curd



Spring Festival’s Tofu Day: A Whole Day dedicated to the Delicious Bean Curd

Today is the 25th day of the 12th month of the Chinese lunar year (腊月二十五), five more days till Chinese New Year’s Eve. Today most people start with their food preparations for the Spring Festival, because according to …

5 Disappearing Chinese New Year’s Traditions which are still very much Alive in Niuji Village



5 Disappearing Chinese New Year’s Traditions which are still very much Alive in Niuji Village

Some people might call Niuji Village backward. Located in the northern part of Anhui province, Niuji Village could as well be a village from the time the dynasties still existed in China.

Even though I complain about the cold in

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 …


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