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2014-05-26 23:03:49

China Love Date welcomes the launch of the annual Dragon Boat Festival, which is a great opportunity for Western men to learn the cultures of Eastern Chinese females. (PRWEB) May 26, 2014 China Love Date, one of the leading international dating websites in America and the UK, welcomes the Dragon Boat Festival as a celebration of the Chinese culture. The festival takes place on June 2, and is one of the many Chinese traditional customs that celebrates the country’s culture. In addition...

2014-03-31 23:36:17

China Love Date, one of the leading international dating websites used by Americans and the British, recognizes the ancient Chinese Qing Ming Festival with how-to tips for reconnecting with family members living afar. The dating website, which connects Chinese women with Western men, is an authority in assisting the meet ups of long distance relationships, and offers helpful, insightful tips for family members looking to maintain close relationships while living far apart. (PRWEB) March...

2013-07-27 23:03:30

Chinese Valentine’s Day is traditionally known as "The Double Seventh Festival" but this year, it could be known as "The Triple Seventh Festival" as global flower delivery service, FlowersToCN.com celebrates seven years in business. The holiday, which falls on August 13 in the Gregorian calendar, has steadily grown in popularity in China and FlowersToCN.com expects a flurry of orders as the big day approaches. Guangzhou, China (PRWEB) July 27, 2013 In China, the 7th...

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2011-04-04 10:40:00

Shortages of Apple's iPad 2 extends from the actual Apple gadget to paper versions that are used to burn for the yearly Qingming Festival in Asia, Reuters reports. Also known as the tomb sweeping festival, Chinese families in Malaysia celebrating the Qingming Festival honor their ancestors by burning fake money or replicas of luxury items such as flashy cars and designer bags. Stemming from Confucian teachings of loyalty to family and tradition, the festivities are widely observed among the...

2009-09-24 04:00:00

BEIJING, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- As October approaches, so does the 2009 Mid-Autumn Festival in China. The China Guide invites you to share in the festivities and try one of the longest-standing cake recipes in history -- the Moon Cake. Moon cakes are created in hand made wooden molds that give them their traditional shape. Filled with lotus seed paste, duck eggs and yolks (and other variations) they are different than a western style cake. Fillings vary and some are heavier on...

2008-08-18 21:00:20

By Ira Kantor Boston's Chinese community came together under the Chinatown Gateway arch yesterday to celebrate an important date of the lunar calendar, the Harvest Moon Festival. Also known as the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, the event celebrates a 14th-century Chinese uprising against the Mongolians, when plans for the revolt were smuggled into Chinese households inside small cakes. These are now commonly known as moon cakes and are eaten as part of the festivities. Among those who...

2006-08-04 07:49:08

By Fayen Wong SINGAPORE (Reuters) - It's the time of the year many Chinese businesses dread -- the hungry ghost festival, when families avoid moving house, couples postpone their wedding plans and tourists shy away from beach resorts. But businesses may be hit by a double whammy this year due to an oddity in the Chinese lunar calendar that results in two "seventh" months -- also known as the hungry ghost festival, when the gates of hell open and the dead walk among the living. The...

2006-05-09 01:53:37

BEIJING (Reuters) - More than 3,000 local tourists got lost in the crowds on Beijing's vast Tiananmen Square over the week-long May Day public holiday, a newspaper said on Tuesday. Mobile police units set up on the square, south of the Forbidden City, handled 3,568 missing person cases, with 1,661 made on May Day alone, the Beijing News said. According to police equipped with loudspeakers and able to broadcast missing person messages in multiple dialects, 70 percent of those...

2006-04-04 22:25:00

BEIJING -- Virtual carnations, memorial messages and tribute songs are some of the online services available to China's Web surfers too busy on Wednesday to pay proper respects at the graves of their ancestors. As China passes Tomb Sweeping Day -- a traditional festival where people pray, offer food and burn paper money at relatives' graves -- authorities are urging people to care for the environment and honor relatives online instead, Xinhua news agency said. Several cemeteries and funeral...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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