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 Chinese culture? Think again! Spooky spirits run amok not just in Chinese but many Asian cultures — and some of them scare the bejeezus out of us. Here are 10 of the most terrifying ghosts from Asian countries around the world.

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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 absolutely slurpable fun facts about one of our favorite foods.
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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 Elephant Appreciation 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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Joanne Kwong and her family in front of the Glico running man billboard in Osaka

Pearl River in Japan: Fun Times and Fun Facts, Part 2

We’re back from Japan! While we’re sad our trip is over, we’re happy to bring you even more fun times and fun facts. Check it out!
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Pearl River president Joanne Kwong and her family in traditional yukata outfits

Pearl River in Japan: Fun Times and Fun Facts, Part 1

Konnichiwa! As you may know, we’ve been on a sourcing trip for the past couple of weeks. In addition to having fun, we’ve had lots of random observances. Here are just a few!
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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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Some paper-wrapped Chinese sponge cakes

Happy National Sponge Cake Day! Six Delicious Things You Might Not Know About This Chinese Pastry

Puffy. Eggy. Mildly sweet. You might know it well: the Chinese sponge cake. This Friday, Aug. 23, is National Sponge Cake Day, and we’re celebrating with six flavorful fun facts about this popular Asian dessert.
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Two Chinese dolls sharing a cute kiss on a bridge

Summer Lovin’: The Qixi Festival

The Chinese Qixi Festival celebrates the annual reunion of two (literally) star-crossed lovers, known as the cowherd and weaver maiden.
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The rice paddy installation at the World Trade Center's Oculus Plaza

A Rice Paddy Grows in Manhattan: LUCKYRICE Readies a Harvest

A real rice paddy is growing at the World Trade Center’s Oculus Plaza, and it’s because of Pearl River friend, lifestyle brand LUCKYRICE.
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A group of young people light a floating candle in honor of the king of Thailand and, by extension, all fathers

Different Ways of Celebrating Dad: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Father’s Day in Asian Countries

Let’s face it: when it comes to parental holidays, Father’s Day plays second fiddle to celebrations for moms. But that doesn’t make it any less important. Here are eight things you might not know about Father’s Day traditions throughout Asia.
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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, whether it’s showering Mom with flowers and other gifts, taking her out for a meal, or giving her breakfast in bed, but have you ever wondered about traditions in other countries? Today we take a look at how seven Asian countries fete their moms.
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A row of mahjongg tiles on a green table with a lady in the background

Game On! 9 Surprising Things You Might Not Know About Mahjongg

It's a game you might be familiar with. You might even know how to play. But how much do you really know about mahjongg? Find out!

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