Blog Tag - Chinese New Year

Beijing Considers Banning All Fireworks Within 5th Ring Road
Remaining in Beijing during the Spring Festival holidays may be something to consider next year now that local authorities are proposing a ban on all...
Throwback Thursday: The Joy of Celebrating CNY in a World Without WeChat
Throwback Thursday takes a look back into Beijing's past, using our nine-year-strong blog archives as the source for a glance at the weird and...
Chinese New Year Flying Lantern Lodged in Engine Delays Beijing Commercial Flight
With non-stop fireworks that will scare off even the most diehard spirit, Chinese New Year celebrations are definitely not for the faint of heart....
WeChat Introduces Gold Hongbao to Promote New Financial Product
This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode. WeChat began testing a new lucky money feature during the recent Chinese New Year...
Surge of Returning Spring Breakers Cause Travel Chaos
If you're thinking now is a convenient time to go traveling, think again. With Spring Festival over, it's time to go back to work. And with 8.48...
Did Beijing Seem Empty This Past Week? That's Because 8.48 Million People Left During CNY
After considerably placated attack from firecrackers and fireworks, Beijing seems much quieter than usual – shops and restaurants remain closed, the...
Beijing Pollution Hits 647, but Beijingers Bought Fewer Fireworks
Beijing's PM2.5 concetration reached a mere 647 micrograms per cubic meter at its peak during Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) celebrations, down 7...
Why Do We Call it Spring Festival?: The Origins Behind the Name
Has there ever been a blander name for a holiday than “Spring Festival”? What the hell does it even mean? It’s held in the middle of winter. In North...
在吗?: Beijing F&B Opening Hours During Spring Festival (Jan 27-Feb 2)
[Updated Jan 27] Spring Festival is coming up, and if you didn't jump onto the flight or train-booking bandwagon early enough, you may find yourself...
DP Usher in the Year of the Cock: Beijing's 2017 Chinese New Year Parties, Dinners, and Promotions
[Updated January 26] Not going anywhere for the turn of the lunar new year? There's no reason to panic, as you can still ring in the Year of the Cock...
A Teacher's Advice to His Students for Staying Safe during Spring Festival
As a teacher at a study abroad program here in Beijing, I feel it's my duty not only to introduce the wonders of Chinese civilization to...
Final Call: Get Out of Beijing for Chinese New Year to These Awesome Travel Destinations
If you've got no money, click away from this blog now. We mean it, because prices to get out of Beijing are astronomical at the moment. But, did you...
R2 Helping Hands During Chinese New Year: Beijing Volunteer Opportunities
Our sister website beijingkids is compiling a list of volunteer opportunities for those staying in Beijing around the Chinese New Year holiday break...
Beware of the Water Pig: President Trump’s Chinese Horoscope
Today is the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, and people from all across the world will be watching anxiously...
Fast Food Watch: Chicken and Shrimp Burgers from McDonald's, Just in Time for the (Chinese) Holidays
I can see the television commercials now: the young man walking through the snow with a heavy bag over his shoulder. In the distance, he sees the...