Oriental Culture

Oriental CultureWe love sharing our rich culture and heritage, which is why we have created this library of useful and interesting articles and resources. Take a look around if you want to learn more about Oriental culture!

Chinese Zodiac – Year of the Sheep

Chinese Zodiac - Year of the Sheep

The Sheep is the docile and kind creature of the zodiac. Artistic, harmonious and compassionate, they have a lot to give and their often quiet nature make them wise and good thinkers.


The Jade Rabbit, 玉兔 – Yùtù

Full Moon

The Jade Rabbit is a character from Chinese folklore, who lives on the moon with Chang-e, and is always seen preparing the elixir of life for the immortals.

Chinese Zodiac – Year of the Horse

Year of the Horse

Of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac the horse is one of the most free-spirited! What’s in store for the horse this year?


Chinese baby customs & full-moon party

Chinese baby customs & full-moon party

The arrival of a baby is a joyful event that is marked in Chinese culture by a number of different customs and rituals. Read on to learn more about how Chinese families celebrate births and some of the traditions that are still followed today.

Mooncake Festival – The Lady On The Moon

Mid Autumn Festival - Chang-e, the Lady on the Moon

While in western culture, people talk of the ‘Man in the Moon’, Chinese mythology tells the story of the ‘Lady on the Moon’! Hear the tale of how Chang’E became the Lady on the Moon.


Chinese New Year – Tiger Horoscope

Cuddly Tiger

Chinese New Year is on the 14th February this year! The day on which Chinese New Year falls in the Gregorian calendar changes every year because the Chinese calendar follows the lunar cycle and every once in a while, the lunar calendar gets a ‘leap month’!.

Dragon Boat Festival – Duanwu Festival

Dragon Boat Race

The Dragon Boat Festival, as it is known in the West, is a festival on the fifth day of the fifth month in the Chinese calendar. Learn more about this Chinese festival and the legend behind dragon boat racing!


Legend Of The Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiac - Paper Rat

How did each year come to be assigned with one of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac? Here, we will tell you the legend that surrounds the origins of the Chinese zodiac and share our links for some fun and creative Chinese New Year activities!