Lighting up a special time – Lantern Festival

A selection of the spectacular lanterns on display at Shanghai’s Yuyuan Garden. The annual show has been held for the past 26 years and is among the city’s top tourist draws during the Spring Festival period.  Lantern Festival events bring friends and families together across the country in a unique celebration of culture and tradition […]

24 Solar Terms: 8 things you must know about Start of Spring

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Spring (Chinese: 立春), the first solar term of the year, begins this year on Feb 3 and ends on Feb 17. Start of Spring lifts the curtain of spring. After that everything turns green and full of vigor; people clearly see […]