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Why Mid-Autumn Festival is still relevant today ?

Why Mid-Autumn Festival is still relevant today ?

Mid-Autumn Festival originated with the ancient Chinese to worship the moon, and after thousands of years, it has become the second largest traditional festival in China. It represents the wisdom of the Chinese and national cultures and has a very important historical significance.
Chinese Wedding Gift Exchange Ceremony

Chinese Wedding Gift Exchange Ceremony

Guo Da Li or Chinese betrothal ceremony is a significant wedding customs. The groom will present the bride’s family with precious gift baskets. Dried Seafood Basket has special auspicious meanings ...
Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony

Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony

Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony or Jing Cha (Ging Cha), is one of the most important traditions as part of Chinese wedding day festivities. Tea Selection such as ...
Dragon Boat Festival Traditions

Dragon Boat Festival Traditions

Dragon boat festival, also known as Duan Wu festival 端午節, falls on the 5th day of 5th month in the Chinese lunar calendar.  It is one of the three most important traditional festivals in China...
The Art of Poon Choi - Chinese Casserole

The Art of Poon Choi - Chinese Casserole

Poon Choi (盆菜), which is literally translated to “basin food”, is a large basin crowded with overflowing of ingredients assembled in a casserole. Premium ingredients are placed on top for a luxury presentation. The final product has a rich broth consistency, with the juices of the meats and seafood from the top layers fusing with the vegetables in lower layers.
Braised Dried Oyster with Black Moss (Fat Choy Ho See)

Braised Dried Oyster with Black Moss (Fat Choy Ho See)

Dried oysters are often used in Lunar New Year dishes, usually paired with black moss. Braised oyster with black moss, is probably the most famous dish eaten on the first day of the Lunar New Year. Black moss 發菜, in Cantonese is pronounced “fat choy” and dried oyster 蠔豉 is pronounced as “ho see”. The combination of these two ingredients forms the homonym for good fortune and good deeds/ better markets: 發財好事 / 發財好市.