At the New Year, ‘The Palace by Mirror Lake’ Party Turned Back Time

Vibrant colors, flowing robes, and sparkling jewels drifted through the crowds at the annual PKUSZ Festival, called Mirror Lake Party on Friday, 21 December. As night fell on this celebration of the Winter Solstice, or 冬至 Dōngzhì, everyone was slowly pulled back several centuries into ancient Beijing’s Forbidden City, or possibly just the set of … More At the New Year, ‘The Palace by Mirror Lake’ Party Turned Back Time

10th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration: A Warm Night with Turkey and Karaoke

  Last Friday, November 23, the very special 10th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration was held at 2nd Floor of 1st Canteen. Each year, a broad range of faculty and students come together for this wonderful evening thanks to the support of offices across campus, including the Chancellor’s Secretariat Office, the International Affairs Committee, School of Transnational … More 10th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration: A Warm Night with Turkey and Karaoke

11.11 Single’s Day: A Special Treatment for Singles in China

What comes to your mind when you see the number 11.11? The answer can be anything, but you should at least probably know about Single’s Day in China. History and Tradition China’s Single’s Day (双十一节 or 单身节) is an annual non-official holiday celebrated on November 11 (11月11日). Because the date 11/11 resembles solitary stick figures, … More 11.11 Single’s Day: A Special Treatment for Singles in China

Mid-Autumn Festival Party Brings More Than Mooncakes to the Celebration

For thousands of years, the Mid-Autumn Festival has been celebrated around the time of the autumn equinox in China because it is the time when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. This year it happened on September 24th. The festival is one of the three major annual traditional holidays in China, the others … More Mid-Autumn Festival Party Brings More Than Mooncakes to the Celebration

Chinese Holidays 101: Mid-Autumn Festival

Every nation has their own special festivals that call for family reunions, such as Thanksgiving Day for Americans. In China, the Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important traditional festivals that brings families together. On which day, by custom, the old and young alike all get together to enjoy the bright full moon and eat delicious moon cakes. With the moonlight of the full moon and tempting moon cakes, the Mid-Autumn Festival seems like a beautiful and yummy festival. However, do you know when it is? … More Chinese Holidays 101: Mid-Autumn Festival