VOC's Travel BLOG
Our Travel Blog is the place to share our real life, travel experiences in China with you. Besides, we will provide information related to Chinese culture and China travel guide. "A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near." Traveling makes us to be closer, let's discover China together!
When 3 plus 7 equals 8? – When 2012 China's Mid-autumn Festival meets the National Day!
As an important traditional Chinese festival (perhaps only second to the Chinese New Year), the Mid-autumn Festival or Moon Festival (Chinese: 中秋节) falls every year on the 15th day of the 8th month in Chinese lunar calendar (about the early September to early October in western calendar). Interestingly, in Chinese lunar calendar it is always a full moon in the middle of a lunar month, especially on the 15th and 17th days. A full moon stands for reunion. So during the Mid-autumn Festival, people will go home and spend the festival with family members. After the reunion dinner, they will see the moon and eat a traditional food - the mooncake. Normally, during Mid-autumn Festival, people can have three days off (one legal holiday together with a two-day weekend).
The National Day falls on October 1 in celebration of the founding of People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949. This year is the 63rd anniversary of new China. During National Day, there will be lots of activities including ceremonial parades, artistic performances, fireworks and so forth. Streets, schools, buildings will be decorated with red lanterns and logos to celebrate the National Day. Nearly every school will have art performances given by teachers and students.
- A Trip to the Little Zhangjiajie - Lotus Mountain-by Sophy
- The most terrifying bridge in the world will open soon-by Kitty
- A Trip to the Little Zhangjiajie - Lotus Mountain-by H.P.Heltzel
- Can not miss Shanghai Disneyland, China-by Mahesh
- Can not miss Shanghai Disneyland, China-by Lucy
- To encounter nonconventional sites in Guilin - a different but splendid tour-by Haphine
- My Trip to Gansu Province: Zhangye - amazing Danxia landform-by Denise
- Great weekend in Silver Cave scenic area, Guilin-by Mari