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Explainer: Why People Cut Their Hair on Longtaitou Festival

It was a tradition in the past for folks to lineup outside barbershops on Longtaitou Festival, waiting for their first haircut of the New Year.

by Ryan Gandolfo, 15 March 2021

Explainer: Women's Day's Revolutionary Roots

We take a look at the origins and customs of China's 'sanba,' aka International Women's Day.

by Daniel Plafker, 08 March 2021

Explainer: Just What Exactly Are the 'Two Sessions'?

What are the Two Sessions? Should you care? We're here to answer your questions.

by Lucas dos Santos, 02 March 2021

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About the Year of the Ox

Chinese New Year 2021 marks the beginning of the Year of the Ox.

by That's, 03 February 2021

Explainer: Why Winter is the Most Polluted Time of Year in China

’Tis the season for pollution and facemasks.

by Jonty Dixon, 06 January 2021

Explainer: Why China Celebrates Christmas with Apples

Ever wonder why you've been receiving apples from Chinese friends and co-workers for Christmas?

by Bridget O'Donnell, 24 December 2020

Explainer: The Fishy Chinese Origin of Ketchup

The word ketchup has Fujian roots, but does it hold any other resemblance to its ancestry?

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 28 August 2020

Explainer: The Story Behind Dragon Boat Festival

What's with all these dragon boats anyway?

by Cathy Wu, 24 June 2020

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