Tag Archives: Yu’s New Beijing

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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A City Within A City: Beijing’s Forbidden City

A 164-foot wide mote and 33-foot high wall with a perimeter of roughly 2.25 miles encases The Forbidden City in the center of  Beijing.  It features about 800 buildings and almost 10,000 rooms, over a 7-million square feet area, and … 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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Happy Mother’s Day from Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Just as in the United States and many other countries, Mother’s Day in China is typically celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in May–this year, being on Sunday, May 8th. Traditionally, however, the second day of the fourth month of the … 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 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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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, Illinois!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, Illinois!  Our restaurant  will be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  Our hours will be from 11:00 am … 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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Yu’s New Beijing in Glen Ellyn Presents the Chinese Tradition of the Fan

Perhaps born from the necessity to cool off during hot days, ancient Chinese—mostly women–adopted the art of fanning often using leaves or bird feathers. But the hand-held fan, as we know it today, it is said to have surfaced about … Continue reading

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At Yu’s New Beijing in Glen Ellyn, We are Celebrating Mid-Autumn Moon Festival under a Moon Struck September

As fall is descending down in the Northern Hemisphere, Mother Nature presents us with one of the most beautiful moons of the year.  True, there is only one Moon and here on Earth, we have the privilege of sharing it.  … Continue reading

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