National Dog Week!

Honestly, I can barely believe I'm only managing to write something up about this "holiday" at the end of the week. This week, folks, was national dog week, and if that's not a reason to wag your tail, I don't know what is. 😉 The week often goes unnoticed, but for me, avid dog lover, …

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Mid-Autumn Festival

China's Mid-Autumn Festival/Mooncake Festival/中秋节 is upon us again! I am very fond of all Chinese celebrations, and although Chinese New Year remains my all-time favorite, I must say that the Mid Autumn Festival still ranks quite high on my list. In China, we celebrated the Mid Autumn Festival every year. It's a very warm time. …

Year of the Goat

Yes, yes, I'm slightly late, but better late than never right? Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China, but it is celebrated by many others too in various countries. It is by far my personal favorite non-Western holiday, because I've practically grown up celebrating it each year. I've always loved preparing everything …

Diwali 2014

Through visiting lots of places and meeting people with a variety of cultural backgrounds, I've gotten the chance to experience plenty of different festivals and celebrations that I wouldn't otherwise have known about. Diwali is one of them and this is the third year that I get to witness it. Diwali, also sometimes known as Deepavali, is …