12 Aug 2022

Chinese Culture – Hungry Ghost Festival

The Hungry Ghost festival is held in August in southern China and Hong Kong to worship ancestors. During the Hungry Ghost Festival, the gates of the afterlife are thrown open and ghosts are free to roam the earth in search of food and mischief. During this month, Chinese families worship…

11 Aug 2022

Indian Culture – Raksha Bandhan

Happy Rakhi! Many Hindus in India celebrate the brother-sister bond in an annual festival know as Raksha Bandhan. On this day girls ceremoniously tie a rakhi or thread, made of cotton or silk on her brother’s right wrist. The rakhi or thread symbolises affection, love and protection from harm. In…

10 Aug 2022

Chinese Culture Games

Learn about Chinese culture via game-based learning! Culture Buff Chinese Values games teach Chinese values via culture scenarios from everyday life and history. Designed by culture experts, our games illustrate Chinese values and value ideals such as family oriented, relationship oriented, tradition, harmony, diversity, superstitious and much more via the…

02 Aug 2022

Chinese Culture – Qixi Festival

The Qixi festival or double seventh festival is a traditional Chinese festival which has been celebrated since the Han Dynasty. The festival is based on the forbidden romance between the goddess Zhinu and the ox herd Niulang. Separated in the night sky by the Milky Way, the two lovers are…

30 Jul 2022

British Culture – Cowes Week

Cowes is the oldest, largest and most spectacular sailing regatta in the world. Over 8,000 sailors will compete in this iconic British sporting event on the Solent an area of water between southern England and the Isle of Wight from 30th July to August 6th. Cowes Week stages up to…

26 Jul 2022

Commonwealth Games – Birmingham 2022

The 2022 Commonwealth Games is being held in Birmingham, England between July 28th and August 8th, 2022.The goal of the games is to unite the Commonwealth family through sport. More than 6,000 athletes representing 72 nations and territories are set to compete in 19 sports over 11 days.The official mascot…

16 Jul 2022

British Tradition – Royal Swan Upping

Swan upping is an annual ceremony in England in which mute swans on the River Thames are rounded up, caught, ringed, and then released. The historic ceremony dates all the way back to the 12th century, when the English Crown first claimed ownership of all mute swans. Today, the Queen…

07 Jul 2022

British Culture – Wimbledon

The Championships, Wimbledon takes place this year from June 27th to July 10th. The Championships, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon since 1877 and is the only major tennis tournament still played on grass. Enjoying Wimbledon…

03 Jul 2022

American Culture – Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day ! Independence Day, also referred to as the “Fourth of July” is a holiday that commemorates the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This was when the Founding Fathers declared that the thirteen colonies were now a new nation, the United States of America, and no…

24 Jun 2022

British Tradition – Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta is an international rowing regatta held annually on the river Thames by the town of Henley-on-Thames, England since 1839. It takes place this year from 28th of June to 3rd of July. Henley Royal Regatta is the best-known regatta in the world and attracts thousands of visitors…