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: Everything You Need to Know About the Year of the Rat

The Cat and the Rat were once best friends before trickery pushed one into a river.

by That's, 22 January 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 Chinese People Give Red Envelopes

Why Chinese people give red envelopes, especially during Spring Festival.

by Catherine Lee, 20 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: Why 12/12 is the Sequel to Singles' Day

The follow-up to everyone's favorite shopping holiday.

by Matthew Bossons, 11 December 2019

Explainer: 11 Things You Need to Know About Singles' Day

Double 11, China's ecommerce extravaganza explained.

by Ella Wong, 10 November 2019

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