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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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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The Lantern Festival: A Beautiful End to the Beginning of the Lunar New Year

The Lantern Festival: A Beautiful End to the Beginning of the Lunar New Year

It’s been a fun and festive two weeks of Lunar New Year celebrations, but like all good things, they must come to an end. Luckily they end with the Lantern Festival.
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6 Things You Might Not Know About the Chinese Zodiac

6 Things You Might Not Know About the Chinese Zodiac

You may know it’s the Year of the Rooster, but do you know why? Find out as we take a look at six things you might not know about the Chinese zodiac and some predictions for the new year.
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Wheel of Togetherness for Chinese New Year

8 Lucky Foods to Eat During the Lunar New Year

You are what you eat — perhaps especially during the Lunar New Year. In our last post, we talked about how you can up your luck, and eating certain foods is one of them. Here are eight eats to feed your fortune as you ring in the Year of the Rooster.
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Red envelopes and oranges for Chinese New Year

12 Ways to Get Lucky this Chinese New Year

We could all use more luck in our lives. And with the Lunar New Year right around the corner, now’s the perfect time to up the good fortune ante. Here are 12 dos and don'ts to get you started.
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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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Don’t Freeze Your Ears Off: What to Eat During the Dongzhi Festival

Don’t Freeze Your Ears Off: What to Eat During the Dongzhi Festival

You might know about the winter solstice, which marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. But do you know about the Dongzhi Festival, a kind of winter solstice celebration in China?
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Let Pearl River Be Your Secret Santa: 18 Gifts for Under $20

Let Pearl River Be Your Secret Santa: 18 Gifts for Under $20

Need some ideas for Hanukkah, Secret Santa, or stocking stuffers? Check out our recommendations for some unique and economical ways to celebrate the holiday season.
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Happy Diwali! 9 Illuminating Facts About the Hindu Festival of Lights

Happy Diwali! 9 Illuminating Facts About the Hindu Festival of Lights

We here at Pearl River are all about sharing cross-cultural joy, which makes Diwali right up our alley. Here are nine things to know about this Hindu “festival of lights.”
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The Mid-Autumn Festival: Family, the Full Moon, and Mooncakes

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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Blue Dragon Festival: Rain, Haircuts, and Scallion Pancakes

Blue Dragon Festival: Rain, Haircuts, and Scallion Pancakes

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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