🇺🇸 Presidents Day in the USA (with Free PDF Lesson Plan)

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Presidents Day 总统日 zǒng tǒng rì is a US federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February each year. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” 华盛顿生日 huá shèng dùn shēng rì by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the […]

⛅️ Today is Groundhog Day in the USA 在美国,今天是“土拨鼠”的节日

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Today is a very traditional and somewhat quirky 古怪 (gǔ guài) holiday in the United States, not for any religion or political figure, but for the weather! Yes, you read that right. And the weathermen 气象学者 (qì xiàng xué zhě) rejoiced! Every year on the 2nd of February, a large group of locals in Punxsutawney (ˌpʌŋksəˈtɔːni), […]

【节日🌎】Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 今天, 马丁·路德·金日

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Today is a federal holiday in the United States, not for any tradition or religion, but to remember and honor one of America’s greatest public figures. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 马丁·路德·金 mǎ dīng ·lù dé ·jīn is a man who did more for civil rights equality in the USA than almost anyone else save […]

【圣诞季🎄】Tianjin’s 2016 Holiday Markets 全天津的节日市场

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Thanksgiving is over and that means, at least in the USA, that we can finally start beginning to celebrate for the next holiday season. Whether we’re ready or not, the eternal hands of time keep clanging on. In China, one way to get in the holiday spirit is to attend your local city’s international school […]

【感恩节】Tianjin’s Thanksgiving Day Feasts 全天津的感恩节盛宴

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Happy Thanksgiving Week! As you know, the traditional Thanksgiving Day 感恩节 (gǎn ēn jiē) holiday from the USA is coming up on this Thursday, November 24. If you haven’t bought your turkey on Taobao or reserved one from your local import store, you still have hope! Your last option, besides having awesome friends hosting their own […]

【火鸡🔥🐓】Where To Buy Turkey In China 如何在中国买火鸡

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It’s mid-November and we know what that means – Thanksgiving Day is coming quickly… do you have all your food ordered? Will you make it yourself or buy it somewhere and get it delivered? In China, we only have a few options when it comes to cooking turkeys 火鸡 huǒ jī for our favorite holidays. As […]

【双11💡】How To Be The Perfect “Third Wheel” 教你如何成为电灯泡高手

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Happy Single’s Day 光棍节 guāng gùn jiē (11/11) to all the single ladies and single lads out there! (Happy Armistice/Veterans Day to all the soldiers, too!) 祝所有单身的姑娘小伙子们光棍节快乐!(同样,也祝所有的战士们“老兵节”/“休战日”快乐!) Today in China, we celebrate being single and the one predicament that all single people often find themselves in: being the third wheel in your friends’ relationships. Or the […]