Tag Archives: Chinese folklore

Lucky day for a haircut

Here in China it has long been thought that the luckiest day of the year to get your hair cut is longtaitou 龙抬头 (meaning ‘Dragon raises its head’ )  also known as ‘er yue er‘ 二月二. This festival is always … Continue reading

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The Jade Rabbit and the Moon Goddess

Hey ho! time flies and once again the Zhongqiu Jie 中秋節 (Mid-Autumn Festival) is nearly upon us.  Later this week millions of Chinese will be on the move to visit family and friends during this three-day national holiday. Zhongqiu Jie … Continue reading

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Kowtowing to the Emperor

When you are in a restaurant in China, and the fuwuyuan (waiter/waitress) pours tea into the cups you’ll see many of the Chinese rap on the table with the knuckles of the index and middle fingers of one hand. I … Continue reading

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