Beijing has several fairs during the period. The fairs are held at various ancient temples, so they are called "temple fairs." Temple fairs, originated along with the development of Buddhist and Taoist activities, are a kind of mass gatherings that integrate religious worship, entertainment and commerce.
In Ansai, a small village in northern Shaanxi, nearly everyone is able to play Ansai Waist Drum. Kids start to learn it as early as seven or eight. The drum dance is originated in the ancient rituals of ancestor worship and has gradually evolved into celebration performance.
Guangzhou is known for its flower fair held annually during the Spring Festival. The origin of flower fairs can be traced back 500 years. From then on, flower fairs were held in Guangzhou during the Spring Festival every year. There is an old saying there, "No flower fairs, no Spring Festival."
Firework and firecracker display has long been forbidden in Hong Kong, but the Victoria Harbor will witness a grand firework display on the night of the second day of the lunar New Year, which has been a 20 years' ritual for welcoming the Spring Festival.
Taiwanese also spend New Year's Eve bidding farewell to the old year, with a reunion dinner by all the family members, to thank their ancestors and the gods for the blessings and protection bestowed upon them.