China’s Online Secret Santa Gift Exchange is back – Join now through Wechat!

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🎄Holiday culture around the world~So you’re in China on Christmas this year and wondering what’s gonna happen… You’ll probably have to work. Don’t we all. It stinks, but nothing we can do really. Your friends might arrange a party. Or you yourself will be put in charge of one. Maybe your school will make you […]

What is Diwali, anyways?

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~Holidays from around the world~ Diwali 排灯节 pái dēng jié is one of the India’s biggest festivals. It basically means rows of lighted lamps and every Indian person will celebrate it with joy like a beginning of another new year! In 2018, Diwali will start on Tuesday, the 6th of November and will continue for 5 days until Saturday, the […]

50 Creepy Easter Bunnies 🐰 from our Childhood

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Happy Easter, everyone! As with all other holidays around the world, Easter has its fair share of strange holiday traditions. One famed custom is for children of all ages to go to the mall and get their photos taken with the Easter Bunny. For those who don’t know, the Easter Bunny is a folkloric figure and longtime symbol of Easter, typically […]

10 Easter Goodies & How To Buy Them in China 🐰

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Yummy! 😍 😍 Just like with everything else in this country, it might seem hard to buy things for our favorite foreign holidays. But sometimes, it’s just a matter of knowing how and where to look. For Halloween, we can buy any costume we imagine; for Thanksgiving, we can buy whole turkeys; for Christmas, we can […]

😂 April Fool’s Day: 10 Best Hoaxes of all Time

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Source: hoaxes.org Here’s your friendly reminder that it’s almost April 1 aka April Fool’s Day 愚人节 yú rén jiē – so don’t believe any message or call at face value, your friends or loved ones could be trying to prank you! In this fun, but dastardly deceptive, traditional holiday, people all over Western culture will try to play smalltricks on […]

🇺🇸 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 […]