Tag Archives: Spring Festival

The Year of the Horse

Tianjin. 6:00 a.m. Explosions. The Chinese New Year is upon us. What to expect in this Year of the Horse? Continue reading

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Why do we call it “Spring Festival”?

Has there ever been a blander term than “Spring Festival”? For thousands of years it was simply the New Year, at least according to the moon. So what changed? (Cross-posted on Rectified.name) Continue reading

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Highlights from the CCTV Spring Festival Gala

Last night, in between mass consumption of jiaozi and the occasional trip outside to blow shit up, we gathered around the television for the annual CCTV New Year’s Gala. I’m a cornball at heart and I actually get a kick … Continue reading

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