The last day of the Chinese New Year celebrations is Yuan-Xiao (the Lantern Festival). Send your hopes and dreams off into the night sky by the light of the full moon…

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Picture: Chinese Lantern Festival by ConstantineD, on Flickr

Cultivate the domestic goddess in you with some melon carving for Chinese Valentine’s Day

Qi Qiao Jie (or the seventh eve) is often called Chinese Valentine’s Day and is a day devoted to love. Lovers release Hung Ming sky lanterns at night and make wishes together. Young girls traditionally demonstrate their domestic skills, such as melon carving, and make wishes for a good husband!

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Picture: Fruit Carving by justin_eisinger, on Flickr

Making Mooncakes for the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival tomorrow… yum

View recipe for Chinese Mooncakes by Somewhere in the world today…