Explainer: How May 1 Became International Workers' Day

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

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 29 April 2021

Why This Ethnic Minority in China Celebrates Water-Splashing Festival

​The Dai ethnic minority group in Yunnan province sure do know how to party.

by Ryan Gandolfo, 12 April 2021

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About Qingming

Have no idea what Tomb-Sweeping Day is all about? We're here to explain.

by Cathy Wu, 01 April 2021

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 Lantern Festival

What China's Lantern Festival is all about.

by Catherine Lee, 26 February 2021

Explainer: Why Chinese People Give Red Envelopes

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

by Catherine Lee, 10 February 2021

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