Mid-Autumn Festival: A Sweet Reunion

Mid-Autumn Festival: A Sweet Reunion

Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as Moon festival) is celebrated by the Chinese community by worshipping the moon. Following the Asian Lunar calendar, the day symbolizes reunion, which is why families come together and commemorate the historic traditions. This year the...
Mid-Autumn Festival: Canada vs. China

Mid-Autumn Festival: Canada vs. China

The mid-autumn festival, one of the biggest festivals in China, dates from 3000 years back to the Shang dynasty when people thanked the Moon god for a bountiful harvest. This year, the festival is approaching in all its glory on September 24th. Given the grandeur of...
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...