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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 in Glen Ellyn Celebrates Father’s Day with a Special Menu!

On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15, 2014, treat Dad to a special dinner!  For $10.95 per person everyone can enjoy a dinner fit for a king, which includes soup of the day, two appetizers, a choice of entrée and dessert.  … Continue reading

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Chinese American Celebrate Chinese New Year! Yu’s Garden in Glen Ellyn is Proud to Be a Part of It!

萬事如意 May all your wishes be fulfilled in the Year of the Serpent! Since the beginning of Chinese immigration to America in the 1800s, Chinese Americans have been seeking ways to combine their two cultures.  This is most evident during … Continue reading

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Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant Invites You to Celebrate Winter Solstice

As the days get shorter and we draw nearer to Christmas here in the U.S., the people of East Asia–especially China, get ready to celebrate Winter Solstice.  Although we give it a passing nod here, it is one of the … Continue reading

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Yu’s Garden in Glen Ellyn Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Happy Thanksgiving! 感恩节快乐  (Gănēnjié kuàilè) In traditional Chinese culture the thanksgiving or celebration of the Harvest is done at the Mid-Autumn Festival.  Although not strictly a harvest festival, the Mid-Autumn festival does correlate the most closely with the American Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Family Celebrations During Chinese New Year – 龔喜發蔡 – Kung Hei Fat Choy!

The Chinese and other Asian cultures celebrate New Year by gathering with their families much like Americans and other western cultures do at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Chinese New Year falls on a different day each year.  It’s a long … Continue reading

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