Hungry for some culture?
Culture need not deprive your wallet for a pricy vacation, an elaborate “ethnic” restaurant, or a full credit class: culture is so accessible, so much fun. Want to learn? Celebrate.
- Celebrate Together Movement
- Chinese New Year
- Double Ninth Festival
- Dragonboat Festival
- Here's The TEA
- Holidays All World Round
- Laba Festival
- Laba Stew Festival
- Lantern Festival
- Mid-Autumn Festival
- Qingming Festival
- Qixi Festival
- The Winter Solstice
What I Share
Cooking tutorials for key holiday foods. Fun for both you and I.
Legends behind each holiday, just like how your grandma would recite it– “once upon a time” style.
Personal anecdotes that are less personal but universal for the ethnic American experience. Let’s laugh, cry, and binge along.
What You Can Reap
Stop and smell the rose-flavored tang yuan.
Amidst our fast material lives, there is beauty in unity, in fun beyond the screen, in superstitious exercises to bring good fortune. And while holidays provide opportunities to reconnect, this blog itself allows me to connect with you, a community linked by curiosity.
- Learn from a detailed synopsis of each holiday
- Relatability, regardless of your background
My Latest Blog Posts
- Addressing Anti-Asian American violence: resourcesWhile this blog customarily celebrates Chinese culture as a way to advocate for a broader understanding of our cultural richness, I can’t find myself posting DIYs and recipes––celebrations of my culture––without confronting that my culture is right now not beingContinue reading “Addressing Anti-Asian American violence: resources”
- Sticky Business: Worshiping the Kitchen God 祭灶王爷On the 23rd or 24th of the twelfth month, the most important holiday of the lunar calendar commences in the kitchen, enshrining a color print out with candy and wine. Chinese New Year gathers everyone in the kitchen, not onlyContinue reading “Sticky Business: Worshiping the Kitchen God 祭灶王爷”
- Laba Garlic 腊八蒜The 8th of the twelfth lunar month––or this year, January 21–– is known as the Laba Festival, Labajie. While we last year covered the rich bean porridge that often masquerades the breakfast table, a lesser known but highly superstitious delicacyContinue reading “Laba Garlic 腊八蒜”