The cradle of fire
Shangqiu (商丘) is at the junction of
By Elaine Dunn
When is it?
Duan Wu Festival, also known as Double Fifth or Dragon Boat Festival, as it is known in the western hemisphere, is possibly one of the most well-known Chinese festivals internationally. As one of its names implies, it falls on and is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month in China, which happens to be June 12 in 2013.
Although long-celebrated all over Asia, the festival was not declared a public holiday in the People’s Republic of China (mainland) until 2008 – the first time since the 1940s.
There are many legends and myths connected with this festival.
By James Yang, Student at Breck School
I saw the basketball game of Timberwolves and Houston Rockets. I saw the only Chinese on the court, Jeremy Lin. He is well known and popular. Many Chinese are proud of him as he does a fantastic job in the NBA, but maybe not so many Americans think so. As soon as Jeremy got the ball, some Americans began to tease him loudly. At first I thought it was because they didn’t like the Houston Rockets, but later, I found out that they only shouted when Jeremy held the ball, and I began to wonder why.
By Elaine Dunn
When is Tin Hau Festival?
By Chang Wang
If I’ve ever doubted that Italy is a place where all miracles are possible, or wondered if a dream can ultimately come true through uncompromised love and unequivocal devotion, or questioned the complete thoughtfulness of the “almighty”, Oct. 6, 2012 provided me with an answer.