8 Common Things to Avoid Doing This Spring Festival

on 02/15/2018 - 05:39 pm

China is full of traditions and rituals; especially during this time of year. To help you avoid misfortune in the coming year, we've compiled a list of the most important and common acts that these traditions advise us to avoid doing during the Spring Festival.

1. Avoid cleaning or taking out the garbage
Sweeping, washing, and mopping during the first five days of the spring festival are said to drive away one’s good fortune. The sixth day is when one should throw away old clothes, take out their trash, and clean their homes to send away the ghost of poverty.

2. Avoid washing your hair
In Chinese language, hair (发) has the same pronunciation and character as "fa" in facai ...

Fireworks, Lion Dances and Chinese New Year Activities

on 02/14/2018 - 05:35 pm

This Friday marks the first day of the Spring Festival but celebrations are starting this Thursday night! Ring in the Year of the Dog with fireworks, dragon and lion dances, parties and more. We'll continue to update this list as we receive more information so check back often. Have a wonderful holiday!
 
Remember, not every place is open this time of year. Check out this list if your favorite place isn't listed below.
 
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Where to Watch Fireworks
Lion Dances and Other Chinese Activities
Chinese New Year Parties & Specials
Open Museums and Sports Facilities
  
 
WHERE TO WATCH FIREWORKS
Unfortunately, Hong Kong has cancelled their ann ...

Shenzhen Announces Fines and Penalties for Fireworks Use

on 02/14/2018 - 05:20 pm

The Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau would like to remind you that: In accordance with the Regulation on the Safety Administration of Fireworks and Firecrackers, and the Provisions of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on Prohibiting the Sale of Fireworks and Firecrackers, and other relevant laws and regulations, It is strictly prohibited to sell and set off fireworks and firecrackers in Shenzhen without the approval of the municipal people's government. Offenders shall be subject to administrative detention for a maximum period of 15 days and a fine of 2,000 yuan.
 
Why the restriction? Here are five reasons cited in their announcement:
 
Air pollution

Fireworks p ...

Date or No Date: 14 Ways to Spend Valentine's Day in Shenzhen

on 02/13/2018 - 03:21 pm

Whether you're gung-ho and excited about this romantic holiday or you're ready to punch anyone who greets you with "Happy Valentine's Day," we've got just the right thing for you below.
 
Here's our list of 14 ways to spend the day... applicable for those looking for a romantic date night, groups of friends, or singles desperately searching for what could be their last chance at love. Have a Happy Valentine's Day!
 
Remember, not every place is open this time of year. Check out this list if your favorite place isn't listed below.
 
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Romanic Valentine's Dinner Options
Movies Playing Now
Ladies Night Specials
Out With the Guys
 
 
Valentine's Speci ...