CIIC:Today's featured article/February 2019

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February 1

Pasting Spring Festival couplets (春联) on gateposts or door panels is an old tradition in China. People like to give expression to their feelings of life's renewal and the return of spring. (More...)
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February 2

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 2, 2019
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February 3

Lunar New Year's Eve (除夕), the last day of the old year, is one of China's most important traditional holidays. Homes are spotless inside and out, doors and windows are decorated with brand new Spring Festival couplets, New Year's pictures, hangings, and images of the Door God, and everyone dresses up in new holiday clothes that are decorated with lucky patterns and auspicious colors. (More...)
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February 4
Lichun

Lichun (立春), or Start of Spring, is the first solar term in the year. It reflects the changing of seasons, indicating the beginning of spring, when the average temperature is 10-22℃ (50-68oF). After Lichun, days become longer and nights shorter, while weather is getting warmer and vitality returns to all lives. (More...)
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February 5

Spring Festival (春节) is the most important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the first day of the year of the Chinese calendar. (More...)
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February 6

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 6, 2019
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February 7
Baiyunguan Temple Fair in Beijing

Temple fairs (庙会) are very popular in the Spring Festival period. Most temple fairs feature folk performances like lion dancing, local operas and various local delicacies. (More...)
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February 8

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 8, 2019
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February 9
red to avoid ill fortune in one's Zodiac Year of Birth

In Chinese tradition, Ben Ming Nian (本命年) refers to the year of zodiac animal in which one was born. (More...)
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February 10

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 10, 2019
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February 11

The Lion Dance (舞狮) is one of the most popular dances in China. Known as the king of animals, the lion is a traditional symbol of good luck in China. The dance has a long history stretching back 2000 years. Records show that during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the Lion Dance was already performed for the royal family. (More...)
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February 12

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 12, 2019
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February 13

New Year pictures (年画), as their name implies, are made especially to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday. (More...)
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February 14

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 14, 2019
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February 15
Hongbao, a Chinese New Year gift to kids.

Ya Sui Qian (压岁钱) means money given to children as a Chinese Lunar New Year gift which is usually put in a red envelope or paper bag. (More...)
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February 16

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 16, 2019
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February 17

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 17, 2019
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February 18

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 18, 2019
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February 19

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 19, 2019
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February 20

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 20, 2019
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February 21

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 21, 2019
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February 22

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 22, 2019
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February 23

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 23, 2019
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February 24

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 24, 2019
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February 25

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 25, 2019
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February 26

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 26, 2019
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February 27

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 27, 2019
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February 28

CIIC:Today's featured article/February 28, 2019
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