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China Tourism Day

About China Tourism Day The 19th of May has been China Tourism Day set by its State Council since 2011. To celebrate it, the tourism and hospitality businesses around China would exempt their tickets or provide sale price benefits to visitors, and host a variety of activities and treatments. Meanwhile, it’s a day to improve the awareness of the public in

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World Heritage Day

The World Heritage Day has been on 18th April since 1983, when the General Assembly of UNESCO approved the initiative by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). It is committed to promoting the global recognition of world heritage protection, their diversity and significance. This year’s theme of day is “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”, aiming to inspire inclusive and creative

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“Oriental Charm—Beautiful China in My Eyes” Winning Works Exhibition

Preface The “Oriental Charm – Beautiful China in My Eyes” Competition launched in November 2020 came to a successful end on 21st March 2021. It has been widely received by the Australian public, who contributed over 450 entries and 300,000 online votes. Among them, 83 pieces of artworks stand out as winners of the Top-Grade Award, the First, Second and Third

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Qingming Festival

Qingming Festival of 2021 falls on April 4th, when people sweep their ancestors’ tombs and special offerings be made to the deceased. It’s also a time for a spring outing and other featured activities. On May 20th 2006, the festival was listed as one of the first national intangible cultural heritage events. What is Qingming Festival? Qingming Festival(Mandarin: 清明节 Qīngmíng Jié / ching-ming

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Dragon Head-raising Festival

The Dragon Head-raising Festival (Mandarin: Longtaitou or Er Yue Er) falls on the second day of the second month on the Chinese lunar calendar. Dragon is seen an animal of prosperity, master of rainfall by Chinese. According to legend, the second day of the second lunar month is the time when dragon awakes and raises its head, marking the arrival of

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Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival (Mandarin: Yuan Xiao Jie) happens on the 15th day of the 1st month on the China’s lunar calendar. On this day, there’s usually a bright full moon on a clear sky and traditionally, the Chinese would get together with their families and play puzzle games on red lanterns. Glutinous rice balls (mandarin: Yuan Xiao) are shared in a grand

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