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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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The Boluo Temple Festival and The Story of the Magic Chicken

In the Guangdong province located in south China, the City of Guangzhou boasts the Boluo Temple, dedicated to the god of the sea, whose name it still bears.  Its construction dates back to the period of Zhenguan in the Tang … Continue reading

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Yu’s New Beijing in Glen Ellyn, IL Introduces You to the Qingming Jie Festival

Similar to the Christian tribute on All Souls Day, Chinese culture pays homage to departed ancestors during Qingming Jie, loosely translated as Pure Brightness Festival, or Ancestors Day. This festival has roots that go back at least 2500 years. Yu’s … Continue reading

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Yu’s Garden Introduces You to the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival

Right about the time you realize that winter is here and not leaving for a while the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival arrives.  It is enough to bring some cheer back into your lives.  Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant … Continue reading

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