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The first day of the Chinese New Year begins at 7:00 am when, as usual, explosions welcome the Year of the Dog and say goodbye to the old one. All day long will be one deflagration after the other. I bet they did not like the 2017.  Last night’s late hours would require a few more hours of […]

The afternoon of the first day of the Chinese New Year, the tradition requires a visit to relatives and ancestors but for obvious reasons our program is different. We planned a bike ride along the river Yulong, through a valley created by these karst mountains that you can see everywhere. There are about fiteen of […]

Today is the day before Chinese New Year and for New Year’s Eve the tradition involves a dinner with family and relatives, in a ritual where the only rule is abundance. Many of us, Chinese and non-Chinese, are far from our homes so Omeida booked tables for all of us at a restaurant in the city […]

The afternoon is dedicated to foreign students because the object of the lesson is myth and traditions of Chinese New Year celebrations. China is a place where myths were born in the ground just like mountains and rice. It’s a place where everything has a story or a much deeper meaning that it appears to […]

During Chinese New Year celebrations, Omeida Language College has organized a few activities for both Chinese and foreigner students to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dog. It’s the first occasion, for many of us, to immerse ourselves in the heart of the Chinese culture in one of the most powerful moments of the […]

As you may know, we just celebrated our Chinese New Year, or also known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year. It marks the first day on the Chinese calendar and every year is represented by a zodiac animal sign. The Chinese Animal Zodiac or shengxiao, which means ‘born resembling’, is arranged in a repeating cycle […]

Beijing Opera or Peking Opera is the national opera in China. It has a long history and a complete system of stage performance. It has not only beautiful melody but also beautiful lyrics. It combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance, and acrobatics. The form was extremely popular in the Qing dynasty court and has come to be regarded […]

Chinese Dumplings are Chinese traditional food. They are one of the main dishes eaten during the Chinese New Year celebrations and year-round in the northern provinces. Though considered part of Chinese cuisine, Chinese dumpling are popular in other parts of Asia and in Western countries. Dumpling is a broad classification for a dish that consists of small pieces of […]

Every month everyone at Omeida, including students, staff and teachers, get together for dinner. This month was a bit different because it was the same day as the traditional Fishing Festival. According to the tradition, a long time ago, hundreds of bamboo rafts used to fish at the Li-river at night, giving it a majestic […]

In China we have a lot of traditional games that we used to play during our childhood. At Omeida our international students learned about these games, which are very different from their countries! It was a nice experience since it gave us a lot of wonderful memories. Folk games are not only games, but they […]