Japanese painting of a samurai warrior with the ghost of a woman

The 10 Most Terrifying Ghosts in Asian Cultures

Think hungry ghosts are the only specters in Asian culture? Think again! Here are 10 of the most terrifying ghosts from Asian countries.

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A boy enjoys a bowl of noodles

Long Life, Quick Eating, and Drowning Your Sorrows: 10 Tasty Tidbits on National Noodle Day

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re huge noodle fans. That's why we're celebrating National Noodle Day early with these 10 slurpable fun facts about one of our favorite foods.
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Horse figurine at Pearl River Mart

From Heavenly Creatures to Bodyguards in Hell: Five Fun Facts About Horses in Chinese Culture

If you haven't already noticed, we're getting a lot of inspiration from our Brooklyn warehouse finds. One of the latest is this pretty wooden horse statue, which of course means lot of fun facts about horses in Chinese culture.
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A night view of a city with a beautiful pink moon

The Mid-Autumn Festival: Family, the Full Moon, and Mooncakes

You might already know about Lunar New Year, the biggest holiday in many Asian countries, but how about the second biggest holiday?
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Offerings of incense, paper money, and fruit for hungry ghosts

The Hungry Ghost Festival: Feeding and Appeasing Hangry Haints

In October Halloween is celebrated by much of the Western world, but a couple of months beforehand, some Asian countries celebrate another kind of ghostly holiday.
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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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Happy Mother's Day! How 7 Asian Countries Celebrate

Happy Mother's Day! How 7 Asian Countries Celebrate

You probably have your own Mother’s Day traditions, but have you ever wondered about traditions in other countries?
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Many bubble teas lined up

Slurp ‘Em Up! 8 Flavorful Fun Facts About Bubble Tea

For some, bubble tea is much more than just a beverage slash dessert. Learn more by slurping up these eight tasty tidbits about the Taiwanese phenomenon.
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The Qingming Festival: A Time to Honor Ancestors and Celebrate Spring

The Qingming Festival: A Time to Honor Ancestors and Celebrate Spring

Mexico has the Day of the Dead. Japan has the Bon Festival. In Chinese culture, people honor their ancestors during Qingming.
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Mosaic of blue dragon in clouds and above water

Blue Dragon Festival: Rain, Haircuts, and Eating Dragon Parts

What began as an agrarian holiday for farmers to pray for rain is now an excuse to get a new hair do and feast on scallion pancakes, dumplings, and more.
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Chinese pocket almanac held in front of Lunar New Year display

What Will the Year of the Ox Bring?

The official 15-day Lunar New Year period has ended, and you’ve done all you can to stay lucky. So what will the Year of the Ox bring?
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Lion dancers in Chelsea Market

A Little About Lion Dancing

You might know lion dancing is an integral part of Lunar New Year celebrations, but what does it mean and where does the tradition come from? Here are some fun facts you might not know about lion dancing.
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