It’s that time of year again…Chinese New Year! The longest and arguably most festive and important holiday in China follows the Lunar Calendar and marks the New Year as such. You’ll hear the phrases “Chinese New Year” and “Spring Festival” used interchangeably, but they mean the same thing. This year, Chinese New Year will be […]
Holidays and Traditions
The end of the year is finally upon us, and one of the more prominent holidays is Christmas. Typically Christmas is associated with fir trees, presents, Santa, the birth of Jesus, holiday cheer and togetherness, and fried Chicken. Oh yes, you read that correctly, fried chicken. Japan has its own special way of celebrating Christmas, […]
This year has certainly been one of the most dynamic political years the USA has ever seen. Though typically political talk is taboo in social culture within the USA, we’ve seen that line blurred heavily in 2016. However, when looking at the US election and making decisions about who should lead the country, it’s of […]
The New Year is largely see as a time of renewal, rejuvenation, and restoration regardless, for the most part, of which culture you’re in. And though the New Year is far away in the West, the East is gearing up for a time of celebration. In India, there is a community of people known as […]
For the first time in history, ten refugee athletes will compete at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, composing the Refugee Olympic Team (ROT). The athletes will march with the official Olympic flag at the opening ceremony.
For centuries, British Columbia-Vancouver in particular-has been a popular destination for Chinese migrants because of its calm pace of life, moderate climate, economic opportunities and most of all, position on the Pacific Rim, as it is closest to the Asian Pacific Rim.