Explainer: How May 1 Became International Workers' Day

Why does China have a holiday for wrongly executed US terror suspects?

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 30 April 2020

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 2020

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, 24 February 2020

Explainer: Why is Chinese New Year Called 'Spring Festival'?

Why doesn't everyone call it that, and why is there no Winter Festival or Summer Festival?

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 21 January 2020

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 2019

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About October Holiday

Take a break from your holiday planning to find out why you're having one in the first place.

by William Lee, 26 September 2019

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About Mid-Autumn Festival

What's with all those mooncakes?

by Jonty Dixon, 11 September 2019

Explainer: Mao Zedong or Mao Tse-tung? We Have the Answer

On paper, the Great Helmsman hasn't always had the same name.

by Jesse Pottinger, 26 August 2019

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