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Tagged With: fireworks

Lantern Festival: Such a Pretty Name for Such a Loud Day

The Spring Festival holiday officially ends on the 15th day of the lunar new year, with the Lantern Festival. This is a day when you look at beautiful lanterns, answer some riddles written on lanterns and eat a special food called tang yuan. And oh yeah, fireworks. I think y’all know by now how much … Continue reading »

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Spring Festival in Pics or How I Maybe Went a Little Overboard in Preperation

So Spring Festival has come and gone. Though technically not finished (that will be on March 5th with the Lantern Festival) the break is over and classes have started up again. I usually get the hell out of China during this time period because it is such a pain to stay here. Constant fireworks, all … Continue reading »

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Celebrating Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

Here is a confession: I hate Chinese New Year. Back in America I always thought Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it is more appropriately called, was pretty cool. A lion dance, some banging gongs and a coupla fireworks. But now I’ve been in China for 3 spring festival seasons and I’m hating it … Continue reading »

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Happy New Year!!

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An Open Letter to my Chinese Neighbors

Hi Y’all, Ni Hao. I want to start off by saying I really, really like this town. You’re all so friendly, the scenery is gorgeous and those little potato things that are a local dish are absolutely delicious. That being said, there is something I would like to discuss. It has to do with fireworks. … Continue reading »

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Batten Down the Hatches, It’s Chinese New Year!

To get an idea of how big Chinese New Years you need to roll Christmas and Thanksgiving together. Add a pinch of Valentine’s Day (as they are on the same day this year) and multiply by 1.5 billion people. Then, replace each and every pine needle from the average numbers of Christmas trees all over … Continue reading »

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