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Winter Solstice dōng zhì 冬至 Dec 21st

Today is the winter solstice. Where I live in Virginia it comes at 11:19 PM EST. In the modern west the solstices are said to be the first day of winter and summer. Yet an older tradition marks the solstices … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Lantern Festival Mar 2nd

The Lantern Festival, celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the Chinese calendar. It marks the final day of the Chinese New Year celebrations. This year the Lantern Festival falls on March 2nd. As early as the Western Han Dynasty … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice dōng zhì 冬至 Dec 22nd

In the modern west the solstices are said to be the first day of winter and summer. Yet an older tradition marks the solstices as the middle of the season. Especially in northern Europe the summer solstice is still celebrated … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice dōng zhì 冬至 Dec 22nd

In the modern west the solstices are said to be the first day of winter and summer. Yet an older tradition marks the solstices as the middle of the season. Especially in northern Europe the summer solstice is still celebrated … Continue reading

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Celebrating Chinese New Year (Part 2)

After New Year’s Day I don’t do much for the next couple of days except follow the customs of eating the leftovers from the New Year’s Eve banquet. There are special activities and customs for these days but they really … Continue reading

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