Category Archives: Chinese Folklore and Culture

Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn Celebrates Chong Yang (Double Yang) Festival on October 9, 2016

Also known as the Chrysanthemum Festival, or the Double Nine Festival, the Chong Yang Festival is deeply rooted in Chinese tradition. This celebration goes back to the Han Dynasty (25 AD) and falls on the ninth day of the ninth … Continue reading

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Yu’s Garden Wishes You Double Happiness on Valentine’s Day

In Chinese culture, the most important symbol for a young couple on their wedding day is the Double Happiness Character, stemming from a romantic centuries-old folk story. It is told that a young man was on his way to the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from China’s Miao Ethnic Group

The Miao ethnic minority in China celebrates their new year in the 10th lunar month, typically after the rice harvest. This year, the celebration is on November 12, 2015. The Miao are a collective group of about 5-million made up … Continue reading

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Chinese Valentine’s Day: Qixi Festival, also Known as The Night of Sevens or The Double Seventh Festival

Valentine’s Day is traditionally a western holiday, but as in the case with many other holidays there is a somewhat comparable holiday in China called the Qixi Festival or 七夕节 “The Night of Sevens,” or “The Double Seventh Festival.””  The … Continue reading

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2015 Dragon Boat Race for Literacy to Take Place on June 27 at Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chicago’s Chinatown

Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant is happy to share with you news about the “Dragon Boat Race for Literacy” event, the 2000-year old tradition of “dragon boat racing,” coming to Chicago’s Chinatown on Saturday, June 27, 2015 on the Chicago … Continue reading

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The Dragon Boat Races are Coming to Chicago in June and July of 2014

At Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, we enjoy sharing with you Chinese cultural or historical events that are happening around town and in Greater Chicago. One of these events, with both cultural and historical roots, is the … Continue reading

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Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn Invites You to Experience Chinese Culture in the Chicago Area

The hustle and bustle of the holidays sometimes ends abruptly after the Christmas presents are opened.  All of a sudden, we realize that we are on winter break and that the kids are home…with NOTHING to do!  Why not take … Continue reading

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The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) Celebrates Art

Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, IL is happy to introduce to you to one of the treasures of China, The National Art Museum of China. The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) in Beijing, China, is a national … Continue reading

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Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant Introduces You to the Chinese Knot

Dating back to prehistoric times, the ‘Chinese Knot’ is a cultural icon that has had a variety of uses and purposes.  Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant would like to introduce you to the colorful and intricate art of the Chinese Knot. … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About Chinese New Year, Courtesy of Yu’s Garden Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, IL

Dating back to 2600BC, the Chinese lunar calendar is the longest chronological record in history, running 4,600 years strong. The first day of the Chinese lunar year changes every year and it is strictly based on the cycles of the … Continue reading

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