Eid al-Fitr, a Joyous Festival

Eid al-Fitr, a Joyous Festival

Eid al-Fitr, also known as the Feast of Fast-Breaking or the Lesser Feast, is one of Islam’s major festivals marking the end of Ramadan after the sighting of a new moon. The month in which Shawwal begins varies for each Muslim community due to their location with...
Dragon Boat Festival – Traditional Food

Dragon Boat Festival – Traditional Food

Dragon Boat Festival is a Chinese festival commemorating the Legend Qu Yuan, one of the greatest poets in Chinese history. Qu Yuan was exiled by the king during the Warring States Period (475 – 221 BC) and chose to drown in a river rather than suffer through the...
Your 10 Facts about Chinese Dragon Boat Festival

Your 10 Facts about Chinese Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival is more than about just dragon boats and the races. Here are 10 interesting facts about “Duanwu” that you may not have already known: Dragon Boat Festival takes place on the fifth day of the fifth month in the Chinese lunar calendar. This year...
Ramadan 2018: What Foods are Beneficial to Eat?

Ramadan 2018: What Foods are Beneficial to Eat?

Ramadan, a month of fasting commemorating the revelation of the Quran for the Muslim community, is a time of self-restraint, -control, and spirituality. With an emphasis on the spirit, the body still must be maintained throughout every sunset (Iftar) and before every...
Chinese New Year Events In Toronto – 2018

Chinese New Year Events In Toronto – 2018

  Chinese Near Year is the most significant time in the Chinese calendar. It is based on the ancient Chinese lunar calendar and falls on the second new moon after winter solstice, which is why the festival’s date changes every year. Toronto’s Chinatown is one of...