Happy Year of the Dog from the Real China Team! Bow-wow! Make no bones about it, the rooster has officially flown the coop and it is time to ask "Howl are you?" to the Year of the Dog!
Real China hopes you and your loved ones enjoy some quality time together and eat copious amounts of Chinese food, so much so that you require a doggy bag :) #ChineseNewYear #ChineseLunarNewYear #SpringFestival
As mentioned in a previous article, more and more travelers to China are considering transit by train rather than air due to the rapid development of railway infrastructure. On December 6th, 2017, the Xi’an to Chengdu High-Speed Train officially began operation. Thanks to this development, passengers now enjoy a shortened trip of 3 - 4.5 hours, whereas travelers aboard non-bullet trains still languor for upwards of 10 - 18 hours! Xi’an and Chengdu are two of the most popular
Want to earn more money and better luck next year? Don't forget to clean your kitchen today and thank the Kitchen God (灶神）！ The Kitchen God Festival or the Xiao Nian Festival (Little New Year) occurs on the 23rd, 24th, or 25th day of the 12th month in the lunar calendar — approximated a week before the Chinese New Year. On this day, the Kitchen God reports to the Jade Emperor in Heaven about the family. Incense and candles are lit around the house. Sticky sweets are left for
Even though many places are still shuddering in chill this year, it's time to say goodbye to winter and ushered in spring. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, spring has begun on last Sunday. "Lichun 立春" falls on Feb. 4 this year. It is considered the beginning of spring and is the first of the 24 solar terms of the Chinese lunar calendar. The traditional East Asian lunisolar calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms. Lìchūn is the 1st solar term. Chinese New Year is a