Do enjoy (and eat and drink) the chrysanthemums – The Chongyang Festival

The Chongyang Festival—also known as Double Ninth Festival—takes place on the ninth day of the ninth month of the lunar calendar, and this year falls on Oct. 17. It’s a time when families gather to hike up hills and admire chrysanthemums— activities that evolved from legends about dodging misfortune that date back 2,000 years, to … Continue reading “Do enjoy (and eat and drink) the chrysanthemums – The Chongyang Festival”

17 October 2018 by

from humble beginnings….

Welcome to a new project for the University of Birmingham called the ‘Cultural Calendar’. This project had humble beginnings in the School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music (LCAHM). In LCAHM, there is a wealth of cultural and international knowledge and experiences which students and academics were dying to share with the wider College … Continue reading “from humble beginnings….”

10 October 2018 by