Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year: Mythical Origins of Common Traditions

Ever wondered why the color red is so popular in China? Or why firecrackers and hongbao dominate new year celebrations? Learn more about the mythical origins of these common Chinese New Year traditions.
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January 26, 2022

Chinese New Year Cook-Along with Mei
(Event #98)

Chinese New Year is a time for food - lots and lots of food - with family and friends at home. For those celebrating around the world this year, come join our live virtual cook-along...
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Lunar New Year Greetings From WildChina Founder Mei Zhang

From all of us here at WildChina, we wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and prosperous Lunar New Year and Year of the Ox! 春节快乐!
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6 Traditional Chinese New Year Dishes to Eat in 2021

Discover the 6 traditional Chinese New Year dishes to enjoy this Year of the Ox and learn about their auspicious meanings.
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Imperial dragon patterns

Happy Year of the Rat!

Written by Collin Fifer Chinese New Year begins on Saturday, January 25 and ushers in the Year of the Metal Rat. Find out all you need to know, and more, about Rats.   The Legend ...
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Man enjoying his tea

Chinese New Year and Why it Rat-ters

Featured image by Carl Ibale  Written by Collin Fifer   China’s biggest holiday has arrived, and with it, the biggest annual human migration. As the new moon waxes and we enter the Year of the Rat, the...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

WildChina Staff Brings in the New Year with a Citywide Scavenger Hunt

This year, WildChina’s annual Chinese New Year dinner was booked at a charming little restaurant called, Dali Village – but none of the WildChina staff was told this. Instead we were split into teams and given clues to hunt...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

Chinese New Year 2016 – Release Your Inner Monkey

Happy Chinese New Year, year of the Monkey! For our monkey friends, or for all those with a bit of an inner monkey in them – here’s your personality portrait and some tips for how...
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Man looking after cattle on the Tibetan plateau

Dumplings To Eat And Mountains To Climb! – How We Spent Our Chinese New Year

This Chinese New Year, the staff at WildChina dispersed to every corner of the country to go see relatives and explore new places! We’re hard at work again now and Beijing is back to its...
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