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Easy Mooncake Recipe for the Mid-Autumn Festival 

My family is so excited to celebrate one of our favorite Chinese celebrations soon. It’s called the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節, Zhōngqiū Jié). The celebration is around the new fall moon so under the lunar calendar this year it will be on Friday, September 13, 2019. Many countries in Asia observe this festival including Taiwan, China,

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10 Fun Facts for Kids about Celebrating Obon

Have you ever heard of Obon? It’s a Japanese festival, similar to Mexico’s Day of the Dead. Celebrated for centuries, it’s a time to clean graves and create home altars as families welcome their much-beloved ancestors. While celebrating Obon is generally associated with Buddhism, it also includes elements from the more indigenous Shinto tradition, as

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10 Fun Facts About Japan

  Japan is a country with an incredibly rich and varied culture and history. Interesting facts about the country, the language and its citizens abound. Please see our previous blog post to learn more about the Japanese language and Japanese books.  In this post, we’ve picked 10 fun and fascinating facts about Japan that should pique kids’

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