Gold piggy banks

Happy National Pig Day! 7 Swine-y Snippets

While we won't have another Year of the Pig until 2031, we have the excuse every year to celebrate our favorite porcine pal.
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Gold tiger figurine

Year of the Tiger: Everything You Need to Know

As of the first of February, we'll be roaring into the '20s with the Year of the Tiger.
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A bright and colorful statue of Ganesha

Time to Appreciate Some Elephants! Five Fun Facts about Elephants in Asian Culture

Happy World Elephant Day! Revered throughout Asia, the peaceful pachyderm is considered a symbol of wisdom, strength, and protection. But what else do you know about the gentle giant? Test your elephant IQ with these fun facts.
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Ox and rat figurines

The Year of the Ox: Everything You Need to Know

With the Year of the Rat almost over, the Year of the Ox is next, beginning Feb. 12. Enjoy our guide to everything you need to know about this hardworking bovine.
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Beautiful blue dragon decoration hanging from ceiling

Benevolent Creatures of the Sea: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Dragons in Chinese Culture

The Blue Dragon or Longtaitou Festival is almost here, which has gotten us thinking about dragons. While in Western culture, they're usually depicted as ferocious fire-breathers, in Chinese culture they're quite different. Here are six things you might not know about these important, mythical beings.
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The Year of the Rat: Everything You Need to Know

The Year of the Rat: Everything You Need to Know

While last year was positively piggy, this year starting Jan. 25, we’re raving about the rat. Here’s everything you need to know about this resourceful rodent.
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Three Japanese tea cups with red sea bream

From Abundance to Victory: Five Ways Fish Swim in Significance in Asian Culture

If you’ve ever perused our aisles or website, you might have noticed that fish are a big theme in everything from ceramics to parasols to lanterns. That’s because the aquatic creature plays an important role in various Asian cultures. Here are five ways our finned friends swim in significance.
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Two cute gold piggy banks, one medium, one small

The Year of the Pig: Last But Far From Least

We can hardly believe it, but the Lunar New Year is almost here. While 2018 was all things Fido, starting Feb. 5 of this year it'll be all about the pig. Here's everything you need to know about our favorite pink porker.
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The Year of the Dog: Everything You Need to Know

The Year of the Dog: Everything You Need to Know

While every year is a Fido year for dog people, in 2018 it's official. Starting February 16 it's the Year of the Dog. 
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A shiny gold lucky cat

A Brief History of Cats in Asian Culture

With a lucky cat as our unofficial mascot, we’re more than a little excited about National Cat Day on October 29. Here are eight things you might not know about cats in Asian culture.
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