The Dragon’s Head Has Risen in N. China

In the US, the great test of spring is Groundhog’s Day in February. Legend has it that if the groundhog comes out and sees his shadow, he’s scared back home and we get to face six more months of winter. In China, they welcome spring with the Longtaitou Festival – the day the dragon raises his head. It falls on the second day of the … Continue reading The Dragon’s Head Has Risen in N. China

Oh Dear Heavens to Betsy!

These Chinese tomb guardians always tickle my funny bone 😂 They look like the zhombie ghost has already arisen and it’s a REALLY bad hair day. The horror in their eyes! 😂😂 Check out these cute guys in the Chinese exhibition at Seoul National Museum! The weather is perfect right now! Cost: Free 🤑 Directions: Ichon Metro Station, Exit 2. Follow the signs to take … Continue reading Oh Dear Heavens to Betsy!

Chinese Kitchen God Festival

Today (January 17th) is the ‘Little Chinese New Year‘ – also known as the Kitchen God Festival (北方小年)! It’s the day to start the preparations for the Chinese New Year and the lunar festival. There are two versions of the Chinese holiday: 北方小年 or Běifāng xiǎo nián which represents the ‘Little Year’ to the north. Celebrated on January 17, 2020. 南方小年 or Nánfāng xiǎo nián … Continue reading Chinese Kitchen God Festival