Category Archives: Chinese Culture

Red Head Covers

At a traditional Chinese wedding, the bride is often seen with a red veil on her head. It covers the bride’s face. Chinese people call the veil, made of a laced silk square, red head cover. This practice dates back to the Qi Period (479-502) of the Northern and Southern Dynasties. The head cover was [...]

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How Chinese Celebrate Birthday for Elderly People?

Traditionally, Chinese people do not pay a lot of attention to birthday until they are 60 years old. The 60th birthday is regarded as a very important point of life and therefore there is often a big celebration. After that, a birthday celebration is held every ten years, that is the 70th, the 80th, etc, [...]

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Beast sitting on the Top of Huabiao

Four of the most famous Huabiaos in China are to be found at Tian’anmen or the Gate of Heavenly Peace at the entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing. But do you know which kind of beast is sitting on the Top of Huabiao. These Huabiao were constructed during the Qing Dynasty. Each has a [...]

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