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Fun Facts about Chinese Culture and History

HISTORY OF CHINA

TRADITION OF CHINA

The Chinese Calendar, a Lunisolar Calendar, contains 12 Lunar Months and 24 Solar Terms.

Nowadays, all Traditional Chinese Festivals still follow this time-honored Lunisolar Calendar. 

Furthermore, Chinese Zodiac Signs and Chinese Astrology are also important components.

As for individuals, there are ceremonies to celebrate or honor each phase of one’s life: Birth Celebration, Coming of Age, Wedding Ceremony, and Grief Rite.

 

National Etiquette has been gradually abolished, however, some Daily Etiquettes are still passed from one generation to the next and widely regarded as important traditions in today's China. 

MYTHOLOGY

Chinese Mythology has many different origins and belief systems, including Ancient Gods of CreationNeolithic Kings, Religious Immortals, Deified Historical Figures, and Local Guardians.

 

They coexist harmoniously in Chinese culture, each having their own number of worshipers. 

 

Those immortals, together with many Mythical Creatures, they live in a mysterious Wonder World

CHINESE PHILOSOPHY

COSTUME

A Traditional Chinese Outfit included Hair Ornaments, Pendants, Jewelry, and Clothes, whose color and pattern followed a strict hierarchy based on one’s occupation and social status. 

 

Nowadays, people can wear whatever they like, however, there are still some Color Taboos in Chinese culture.

 

Besides decorative and symbolic functions, some of them are also used as Love Tokens that people would send to their loved ones, as the symbol of eternal love. 

LANDSCAPE

The natural scenery in China has cultural or historical value; they are the land of immortals, religious hermits, or carriers of local legends and history. 

CHINESE FOOD CULTURE

CHINESE CHARACTERS

Hieroglyphics, Ideograms, and Semantic-phonetic Compound Characters are the three most frequently used formations of Chinese Characters (also named Han Zi).

 

They imitate appearances of objects and are easy to understand. 

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