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Temple fairs across China celebrate Lunar New Year

02-05-2014 11:21 BJT Special Report:2014 Spring Festival |

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Going to temple fairs has also become a staple fixture of the Spring Festival for many people in China. People can enjoy various folk performances, special snacks and traditional culture.

Here in Zhengzhou, captial of central China’s Henan province, the temple fair is saluting the past with people gathering at the Confucius temple to pay tribute to the ancient guru.

There’s also an exhibition about Confucius and new year paintings, so visitors can enjoy the fair while learning more about traditions.

And the temple fair wouldn’t be complete without various kinds of folk performances.

And in Nanning in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the temple fair treats locals to face-changing performances, one of Sichuan opera’s most stunning techniques.

"It’s truly an art, but I still don’t know how he does it. And it’s not only the performers who dress up for the special occasion. Visitors to the fair also put on something different." a visitor said.

And it’s not only the performers who dress up for the special occasion. Visitors to the fair also put on something different.

"I’m dressed as the Number One Scholar. Me too. This is the best time of year because I get to enjoy all kinds of snacks." a visitor said.

The Spring Festival is also a special moment for family reunions and going to the temple fair is both a cultural and emotional experience.

"I want to wish my parents a healthy and happy life. And all the best wishes for my wife and son." a visitor said.

As the spring festival week-long holiday is coming to an end, you better hurry to check out what the temple fair in your area has in store.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CCTV.com

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