No matter if we consider private or strictly business matters – contacts with the Chinese people require the knowledge of and familiarity with Chinese customs. The intricacies of Chinese etiquette and different social relations models can pose a challenge, but even at the stage of scheduling, discrepancies may arise. When people around the world sit down at their Christmas dinners, life in China moves at a regular rate. Nonetheless, the Chinese calendar offers many opportunities to celebrate. Below is a list of China holidays in 2021, with particular reference to public holidays.Continue reading
When you plan your business trip to China in September, you should remember that a major Chinese Holiday is coming, the Mid Autumn Festival also known as the Mooncake Festival.
The Moon Cake Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, it’s the second grandest and best-know festival after the Spring Festival in Greater China. During the festival all Chinese celebrate the middle of the autumn season. The day is know as Moon Festival due to the fact, that during these days of the year the moon is the brightest and roundest.
Yesterday, the Chinese people in China and abroad celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival, which indicates the end of harvests and the beginning of the autumn. Like in any other festive occasion, people eat and drink a lot and participate in various public activities. But this festival has something in particular: a mooncake, sweet pastry with red bean or lotus-seed filling, which become one of the most recognizable symbols of the Chinese culture.