What Are the Three Chinese Holidays You Really Shouldn’t Miss This Season?

Seattle_-_Chinese_New_Year_2011_-_71Every year’s end is an opportunity for fun holidays in the US filled with good food and merry-making. There’s the Halloween, Thanksgiving, and of course Christmas. On the other hand, if you try to look back in history, you can find that there are also traditional Chinese holidays anyone and everyone could enjoy.

If you ever find yourself bored of the usual trick-or-treating or turkey or stocking stuffing, why not try any of these Chinese holidays just for the sheer fun of it?

  1.  Double Seventh Festival (Celebrated every 7th day of the 7th lunar month; August 13, 2013)
  2.  Mid-Autumn Festival (Celebrated every 15th day of the 8th lunar month; September 19, 2013)
  3.  Double Ninth Festival (Celebrated every 9th day of the 9th lunar month; October 13, 2013)

Note: These Chinese holidays follow the lunar calendar; the exact dates of these celebrations change yearly!

You can find out more about the origin, history of these festivities, and how to enjoy them by following this link: What Are the Three Chinese Holidays You Really Shouldn’t Miss This Season?

With flower tea, delicious pastries, moon- and star-gazing, these Chinese holidays blend the mysterious and poetical with the joy and energy of celebrating… Enjoy!

 

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