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Dragon Boat Race
By     |    Jun 20, 2007   
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The Dragon Boat Festival

Quoting from, and pictures added by the Journal: The poet, Qu Yuan, lived in the state of Chu during the Warring States period (475 B.C. to 221 B.C.). He drowned himself in the Miluo River in today’s Hunan Province in 278 B.C., on fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, hoping his death could awaken the king to revitalize the kingdom. The date has since been remembered [...]

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By     |    Mar 4, 2007   
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The Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival (元宵节) is on the 15th day of the first month of the Lunar Year, taking place under a full moon, and marks the end of Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) festivities. For the year of 2007, it is today – the 4th of March. It is said that the Festival dates back to shrouded legends of the Han Dynasty over 2000 years ago. The important festivity for this [...]

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By     |    Feb 20, 2007   
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Chinese New Year Festivities

Today is the third day of the Chinese New Year. Most people are still on holidays enjoying themselves with family feast, delicious food, visiting relatives and friends, going to art performances, and firing fireworks and firecrackers. Spring Festival, known to the West more as the Chinese New Year and comparable to the Christmas holidays in the West, is the most important celebration for Chinese people every year. There are various kinds [...]

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By     |    Feb 17, 2007   
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恭贺新禧 Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Spring Festival, Happy Chinese New Year! 春节愉快!

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