Last week it was hot – shorts-weather. This week? I’m wearing a toque and long-johns. There’s no insulation in south China homes – plain cement walls.
The Chinese Lantern Festival will be celebrated February 28, ending Chinese Lunar New Year. The 15-day long Spring Festival will draw to a close.
My honorary daughter came to visit last weekend, a rare occurrence. I can thank the school break for Chinese New Year.
The remnants of firecrackers, in small Hunan, China village, on the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year. The new year is called Spring Festival.
As the Year of the Rat ends and the Year of the Ox begins do you wonder: Why is there a rat, a creature abhorred by most of civilization, in the Chinese zodiac?
Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival as it is called in China, is based upon a fierce monster, fireworks, and the color red.
January 26 will see the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival as it is called in China.
As the Year of the Golden Pig draws to a close I thought some photos of the celebrations that kicked off the year would be in order.
Fireworks and firecrackers are an important (and fun) part of Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year.