Chang’e and other Mid-Autumn Festival Story Characters

Chang’e and other Mid-Autumn Festival Story Characters

1. Chang’e 嫦娥 the Moon Goddess Probably the most famous of all the Chinese moon legends, 嫦娥 Cháng’é (pronounced “Chang Er“) is worshipped by some during the Mid-Autumn Festival as the Goddess of the Moon. In fact, the lunar probes sent by the People’s Republic of...
9 Different Types of Zongzi To Make You Hungry this 粽子 Festival

9 Different Types of Zongzi To Make You Hungry this 粽子 Festival

Rice Dumplings—ZOMG! Zongzi! 粽子! 粽子Zòngzi—often called ‘rice dumplings’ in the West or some variation of “bak chang (肉粽)” in Southeast Asia—are a quintessential part of Duanwu, even though Chinese people eat these packets of rice and various...
Why I Can’t Wish People “Happy Duanwu Festival”

Why I Can’t Wish People “Happy Duanwu Festival”

Do you know it’s not correct to wish people “Happy Duanwu Festival” or “端午节快乐”? Instead, wish people 端午节安康 (Duānwǔ jié ānkāng) “May you have a peaceful and healthy Duanwu Festival” This is because since ancient times, this period is considered...
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