Chinese New Year
Advice for surviving Chinese New Year, and stories about experiencing Chinese New Year, with your Chinese family. All from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
Beijing’s Temple of Heaven was where Ming and Qing dynasty emperors would pray to Heaven for a good harvest that year. So on the cusp of the Year of the Dog, Jun and I made a visit to this iconic Beijing landmark — and it was indeed heavenly to behold. While we’re still relaxing and […]
While this is the first year in many that we won’t be spending Chinese New Year with family, I still have fond memories experiencing China’s most important holiday – and I’d like to share some of those highlights through my favorite photos from Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year Traditions Red couplets, known as duilian […]
“Christmas Is Your Chinese New Year”: On Fascinating Similarities Between the Holidays – Pub’d on WWAM BAM!
The group blog WWAM BAM just published my post “Christmas Is Your Chinese New Year”: On Fascinating Similarities Between the Holidays. Here’s an excerpt from the piece: Christmas is your Chinese New Year. I’ve heard this phrase uttered countless times by people in China when the holidays roll around, whether it’s Christmas or Chinese New […]
The China Daily just published another column I wrote titled “Homemade Spring Festival foods are treasures,” where I share memories of the holidays and food.
Have you known people who refused to return home to spend Chinese New Year with family and friends for monetary or “face” reasons?
The blog WWAM BAM! just published a group post titled What are YOU looking forward to most for Chinese New Year?, and it includes a contribution from me. Here’s what I wrote: This is my first Chinese New Year ever in Beijing, and there’s something thrilling about living in a city that has these larger-than-life […]
China Daily just published another one of my columns in their newspaper today — it’s titled Christmas tree stays for Spring Festival. Here’s an excerpt: I have a January confession to make – my Christmas tree is still up. Back in Cleveland, Ohio, where I grew up, this is not the norm. By Jan 6, […]
Chinese New Year is also a time for giving gifts. If you’re spending the holidays, here are my 7 suggestions for great Chinese New Year gifts.
This past Chinese New Year, we noticed a glaring absence from the family gatherings – one of Jun’s relatives, a fellow close to his own age. At first I figured it was just bad timing. Maybe we missed him because I had woken up a bit late? Or maybe he was dining with other relatives? […]
It’s the year of the golden rooster. Happy Chinese New Year! While I’m taking a little time off to recharge a little during the holidays, I thought I’d share some photos from our Chinese New Year celebration in rural Hangzhou, China. The biggest dinner of the year — Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner! As always, […]