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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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Who is General Tso?

Come into any Chinese restaurant in the U.S. and you will probably find a dish named after General Tso. But, who is he and why are these dishes named after him? Tso Tsung-t’ang or Zuo Zongtang (左宗棠) was born November … 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 Wishes All Grandparents, A Happy Grandparents’ Day!

Happy Grandparents’s Day from Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, Illinois! Here in the U.S, we celebrate Grandparents’ Day on the first Sunday of September, which this year falls on Sunday, September 7, 2014.  For the most part, … 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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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 Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn Introduces You to the Art of Chinese Paper Cutting

In pictures of Chinese festival celebrations, red paper lanterns are always numerous and fanciful.  Ever wonder how the patterns in the lanterns came to be?  Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn would like to introduce you to the art … Continue reading

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Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant Introduces You to the Art of Chinese Calligraphy

In the Western world, to celebrate fancy occasions, “calligraphy” style of writing might be used to address invitations or other paper accessories to help decorate for the event.  In Chinese culture, calligraphy is an art form that is framed and … Continue reading

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