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Tanabata

By at December 16, 2014 | 11:20 pm | 0 Comment

  Tanabata (meaning the "Evening of the Seventh") is a Japanese star festival held between July and August celebrating the meeting of the stars Vega and Altair. The two who are usually separated by the Milky Way, are allowed to meet once a year during the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. This celebration, although celebrated in Japan, received its

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Winter Solstice Festival

By at December 16, 2014 | 11:15 pm | 0 Comment

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Celebrated during the 11th lunar month, this festival is also known as the Dongzhi Festival. Traditional foods eaten are tangyuan, the glutinous rice balls with sweet fillings, like the ones eaten during the Lantern Festival. In northern China, wheat dumplings with meat fillings are also eaten. This festival marks the shift to longer daylight hours and usually takes

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