Tag Archives: 2016

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 Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn Wishes You a Joyous Mid-Autumn Festival

As autumn approaches, Chinese throughout the world take time to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节).  Also known as the Moon Cake Festival, this is a time for gathering with family and friends to celebrate the moon at its fullest.  Traditionally, … Continue reading

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Hungry Ghost Festival Feeds the Souls of the Departed as Well as the Souls of the Living – Another Chinese Tradition Brought To You By Yu’s New Beijing in Glen Ellyn, IL

On the 15th day of the 7th lunar month, which this year falls on Sunday, August 17, 2016, Chinese people begin the almost month-long celebration of Ghost Month, kicked off by Ghost Day, also known as Spirit Day, or more … Continue reading

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The 16th Chicago Chinatown Annual Dragon Boat Race for Literacy Takes Place on June 25, 2016

Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chicago’s Chinatown will fill with excitement on Saturday, June 25, 2016, when multitudes will gather to witness the 16th Chicago Chinatown Annual Dragon Boat for Literacy on the Chicago River. Following an ancient tradition dating … Continue reading

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China Celebrates Arbor Day on March 12, 2016

Chinese Customs, Traditions and Celebrations brought to you by Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, IL Since 1981, every March 12th, China celebrates “Arbor Day,” a public holiday. Every person, young and old, is encouraged to plant at … 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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Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant Wishes You a Happy New Year: The Year of the Monkey!

On February 8, 2016, a new year in the Chinese zodiac calendar will begin: The Year of the Monkey (猴) . All of us at Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, want to wish you a Happy … Continue reading

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