Chinese Duanwu Festival or Dragon Boat Festival 2017

Colourful, well-crafted wooden dragon boats fill the waters of China and Chinese communities in various countries today, 30th May. This is for the Chinese Duanwu Festival, known in western countries as Dragon Boat Festival. It is a yearly celebration held on the 5th day of the 5th month in the … [Read more...]

Different Ways of Celebrating the Hungry Ghost Festival

Chinese communities celebrate the Ghost Festival starting from the 15th of the seventh month in the lunar calendar. They believe that ghosts are freed from hell during this time in search for food, rest and fun among humans. Also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival in modern times, this religious … [Read more...]

Three-Day Festivities Held for Queen’s 90th Birthday

The heavens have blessed the Queen’s 90th Birthday with rain showers, but the heavy downpour did not stop spectators from capping off the three-day event. To show their love for Queen Elizabeth II, thousands of people braved the rain to join the street party right outside Buckingham Palace in … [Read more...]

UK Celebrates with Chinese Communities in Duanwu Festival 2016

Duanwu Festival, also referred as the Dragon Boat Festival, is one of the most significant celebrations in China and Chinese communities all over the world. This event is commemorated on the 5th day of the 5th month in the lunar calendar, which falls on June 9 this year. Held annually for over … [Read more...]