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Qingming Festival, also known as Pure Brightness Festival or Tomb-sweeping Day, is a Chinese holiday that includes paying respect to the dead, going on a spring outing, and flying kites.

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The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival and Mooncake Festival, is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Traditionally, the Chinese share cakes (mooncakes) with people they appreciate and love. It is a national holiday in China, Macau, Taiwan and Hong Kong.    

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The Hungry Ghost Festival is celebrated  during the month-long Ghost Month. It is one of several traditional festivals in China to worship ancestors. It is believed that on this night many lost and hungry ghosts come to visit the living.  

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The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Duanwu Festival, is an important annual tradition in China. Dragon boat racing is the most popular activity in the Dragon Boat Festival. Read More…

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The Lantern Festival traditionally marks the end of the Chinese New Year Spring Festival period, celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month.

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Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. It is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia. 2021 is Year of the Ox. Information & Resources

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Lin Yi's Lantern A Moon Festival Tale

Follow a boy’s trip through a market as he bargains for the list of items his family needs for an important celebration – and cheer him on as he tries to have enough money left to buy the red rabbit lantern he so desperately desires for the festival. Lin Yi’s Lantern – A Moon Festival…

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Ela's World

Meet Ela, a curious young elephant living in the zoo and dreaming of becoming an explorer when she grows up. Ela is anxious to travel the world, meet different people, and speak new languages (a true Globe Trottin’ Kid!). Join a unique global adventure in Ela’s World, a picture book with words by Laura Caputo-Wickham…

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