Dragon boat racing in Australia

The Dragon Boat Festival: Eat, Don't Drink, But Be Merry

What holiday involves dragon-like boats, sticky rice pyramids, and toxic wine? If you guessed the Dragon Boat Festival, you’d be right. But do you know where those traditions came from? Find out!
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Rooster Bowls: More Than Festive Tableware

These rooster bowls aren't just fun and festive. They're inspired by a long tradition.
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Jingdezhen: A Brief Look at an Ancient Porcelain City

Here are seven things you might not know about this very special city.
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The Humble Cabbage: A Valuable Vegetable in Chinese Culture

We admit we're a bit obsessed with this humble vegetable.
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What’s Your Sign? The Chinese Zodiac Guide to Love

Some believe people born under certain signs of the Chinese zodiac match up better — and worse — than others. Read this post to find your best and worst matches!
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Apples, Fried Chicken, and a Very Special Box: Christmas Traditions in Asian Countries

While Christmas is primarily a Western celebration, it’s still observed in many countries throughout Asia.
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Don’t Freeze Your Ears Off: What to Eat During the Dongzhi Festival

You might know about the winter solstice, but do you know about the Dongzhi Festival?
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Kicking It With Kimchi: Eight Essential Fun Facts

Happy Kimchi Day! Celebrate this refreshing side dish with some delicious fun facts.
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Know When to Fold ‘Em: 6 Things You Might Not Know About Origami

Every Nov. 11 celebrates the Japanese art of paper folding.
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Three kinds of Pocky: matcha, cookies 'n cream, banana chocolate

Pocky Day: 11 Fun Facts About Our Favorite Snack in a Stick

While every day is Pocky Day here at Pearl River, this yummy Japanese snack in a stick is celebrated worldwide every November 11 (11-11, get it?).
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Pearl River in Thailand

In case you missed it, Pearl River President Joanne Kwong and her family were in Thailand last month! Check out some highlights.
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The Meaning of Mahjong

To generations of Chinese and Chinese diaspora — including many of us at Pearl River — mahjong is much more than just a game.
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