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The layers of the Cultural Onion, rituals: such as festivals, ways of paying respect, ‘hanging out’ trends
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The Qingming Festival is an opportunity for celebrants to remember and honour their ancestors at grave sites. Young and old pray before the ancestors, sweep the tombs and offer food, tea, wine, chopsticks, joss paper accessories, and/or libations to the ancestors. The rites have a long tradition in China.

The Qingming Festival is an opportunity for celebrants to remember and honour their ancestors at grave sites. Young and old pray before the ancestors, sweep the tombs and offer food, tea, wine, chopsticks, joss paper accessories, and/or libations to the ancestors. The rites have a long tradition in China.

Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

The flag-raising ceremony are holding everyday in Beijing's Tian'anmen Square. It is the most important flag-raising ceremony which has  thousands visitors everyday in China.

The flag-raising ceremony are holding everyday in Beijing's Tian'anmen Square. It is the most important flag-raising ceremony which has thousands visitors everyday in China.

The Ghost Festival is a traditional Chinese festival. On the fifteenth day the door of Heaven and Hell are open and both Taoists and Buddhists would perform rituals to absolve the sufferings of the deceased. Activities during the month would include food offerings, burning incense and a papier-mâché form of material items such as clothes and gold for the ghost. Other activity is releasing paper boats with candle on water, which signifies giving directions to the lost ghosts.

The Ghost Festival is a traditional Chinese festival. On the fifteenth day the door of Heaven and Hell are open and both Taoists and Buddhists would perform rituals to absolve the sufferings of the deceased. Activities during the month would include food offerings, burning incense and a papier-mâché form of material items such as clothes and gold for the ghost. Other activity is releasing paper boats with candle on water, which signifies giving directions to the lost ghosts.

In Chinese culture, a baby's first month birthday calls for a celebration.Traditionally, the baby's name is also announced at this time.  The parents hand out red-dyed eggs, symbolizing happiness and the renewal of life.

In Chinese culture, a baby's first month birthday calls for a celebration.Traditionally, the baby's name is also announced at this time. The parents hand out red-dyed eggs, symbolizing happiness and the renewal of life.

Double Seventh Festival (七夕),is a traditional festival that celebrates the annual meeting of the cowherd and weaver girl in Chinese mythology. The festival originated from a romantic tale which about a love story between the Weaver girl and the Cowherd. Their love was not allowed, thus they were banished to opposite sides of the Silver River .Once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, a flock of magpies would form a bridge to reunite the lovers for one day.

Double Seventh Festival (七夕),is a traditional festival that celebrates the annual meeting of the cowherd and weaver girl in Chinese mythology. The festival originated from a romantic tale which about a love story between the Weaver girl and the Cowherd. Their love was not allowed, thus they were banished to opposite sides of the Silver River .Once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, a flock of magpies would form a bridge to reunite the lovers for one day.

grabbing test on the occasion of a baby's first birthday

grabbing test on the occasion of a baby's first birthday

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

Chinese wedding

Chinese wedding


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