THREE FRIENDS IN COLD WEATHER
Pine, bamboo and plum have always been regarded by Chinese people as the most beloved plants because they all thrive through the cold winter days, just like friends who cherish the same ideas welcoming the advent of the spring together.
花木兰 HUA MULAN (FLOWER LILY MAGNOLIA)
„Click, click, click. Mulan wove cloth in the house. Yet we could not hear the sound of the shuttle, but the sound of Mulan’s sighs...“ (唧唧复唧唧，木兰当户织, 不闻机杼声，唯闻女叹息...).
THE SPRING FESTIVAL 春节
„The first day of the first lunar month is the New Year in the Chinese lunar calendar. Among the traditional Chinese festivals, this is the most important and the most bustling. Since it occurs at the end of winter and the beginning of spring, people also call it the Spring Festival.