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6 Things You May Not Know about Grain Buds
6 Things You May Not Know about Grain Buds

Updated:1463733008Source:Chinadaily.com.cn

Grain Buds, (Chinese: 小满), the 8th solar term of a year, begins on May 20 this year, and ends on June 5.
520 - Say 'I Love You'
520 - Say 'I Love You'

Updated:1463730885Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

520 offers another way to say I love you, or ‘wo ai ni’ in Chinese to your soul mate.
Red Envelopes Given Out for the First Working Day of the Lunar Year
Red Envelopes Given Out for the First Working Day of the Lunar Year

Updated:1455523107Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Lai See - or Red Envelopes - are given out for starting to work again on the first working day of the Chinese New Year holidays. The custom is prevalent in Guangdong Province and Hong Kong.
Chinese Traditional Festival Winter Solstice
Chinese Traditional Festival Winter Solstice

Updated:1450764332Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

On this day, the Northern hemisphere experiences the shortest day and the longest night, and according to ancient beliefs it marks the arrival of cold weather. In 2015, the Winter Solstice falls on December 22.
Exploring the Secrets of Dragon Boat Production
Exploring the Secrets of Dragon Boat Production

Updated:1433213672Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

The Dragon Boat Festival, occurring on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, is almost here. Yet even as the sport of dragon boat racing is widely popular, little is known about the actual production of dragon boats.
Grain in Ear
Grain in Ear

Updated:1402035309Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Guangzhou seems to enter its stifling hot summer earlier than other areas. “Grain in Ear” (芒种) belongs to a hot and moist period when cicadas can be heard belting out from the tree tops.
Policies for Chinese Tourists to Egypt
Policies for Chinese Tourists to Egypt

Updated:1398406152Source:

Egypt has always been among Chinese tourists’ favorite travel destinations. In December 2013, Chinese authorities finally released updated alerts and adjusted safety warnings for local citizens traveling to Egypt.
Celebrating the Birthday of Mazu at Tianhou Palace
Celebrating the Birthday of Mazu at Tianhou Palace

Updated:1398220954Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Mazu, the most respected sea goddess in China's coastal areas, especially in the southeast and Taiwan islands, is believed to be able to predict the weather, helping fishermen avoid sea disasters and salvage shipwrecks.
Rituals is Key for Memorial Events
Rituals is Key for Memorial Events

Updated:1396579980Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

You may have heard of the terms about memorial events and some of the rites that go along with them, but how familiar are you with the specific details of those events in Guangzhou?
Boluo Chicken Handicraft and Cantonese Fun
Boluo Chicken Handicraft and Cantonese Fun

Updated:1394694461Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

The Boluo Chicken is a local chicken-shaped handicraft made from clay, bamboo, paddy stalks and colorful chicken feathers. It has also led to a Cantonese pun referring free loading on other people's food, money or other things.
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Lifeofguangzhou.com picks some of the best Cantonese-style souvenirs for you – including those famous pieces as well as lighter and and comparatively cheap items but still with that defining Cantonese character.

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