Qinhuai Lantern Fair

Qinhuai Lantern Fair Otherwise known as “Jinling lantern fair”, Qinhuai lantern fair is a folk cultural activity with a distinctive flavor and popular in Nanjing area. It is usually held between the Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival every year. The origin of Qinhuai lantern fair can be traced to the Wei, Jin, Northern and […]

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Chinese new year: 放鞭炮, fàng biānpào; Fireworks

放鞭炮,fàngbiānpào; Firecrackers Firecrackers are a special product of China. They are also called “bursting weapons” and “cannon weapons” etc. Exploding firecrackers is an important custom during the Spring Festival, dating back over 2,000 years. Firecrackers were originally used to drive away poisonous mists or curb pestilence. Later, with the appearance of gunpowder, niter, sulphur and charcoal […]

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Chinese poem: A poem of Dù Mù (杜牧), a poet of the Tang dynasty, Qingming festival

清明  Qīngmíng   Translator: Fan Rante 清明时节雨纷纷,Qīng míng shí jié yǔ fēn fēn, A drizzling rain falls like tears on the Mourning Day; 路上行人欲断魂。lù shàng xíng rén yu duàn hún. The mourner’s heart is going to break on his way.  借问酒家何处有? jiè wèn jiǔ jiā shé chù yǒu? Where can a wineshop be found to […]

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Ancient costumes

Ancient costumes: Dream back to old fashion!!  Look: Wenzhou women throw Tang Dynasty-themed birthday party A photo set titled “Dream Back to Tang Dynasty” has recently gone viral on Chinese social media. The photos show an elaborate Tang Dynasty-themed birthday party with six women dressed in full ancient costumes at a valley in Wenzhou’s Xixin […]

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