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  • Qingdao fishermen celebrate Dragon King's birthday


    In Jiaodong folk customs, the thirteenth day of the first lunar month marks the Dragon King's birthday, which falls on Feb 9 this year. Fishermen in Langya Town of Qingdao West Coast New Area organized a grand party in celebration to make sacrifices to the god of water and weather and pray for a good fishing harvest in the new year.

  • Chicken-shaped parrots become internet celebrity in China


    Known as the No.1 newly emerging web celebrities of 2017, the Poinko Brothers have been widely used on Chinese social networks at the start of the Year of the Rooster during the Chinese Spring Festival period, as they are mistaken for a pair of chickens by most people.

  • Tangyuan and mahjong: Wrapping fun in food


    Tangyuan, a kind of round and sweet dumpling made of glutinous rice flour, is a festive food for the Lantern Festival which falls on Saturday this year. A local in eastern Liaocheng city creatively made mahjong-shaped Tangyuan, exciting Chinese net users recently.

  • Photos from Yantai Yuhuangding Temple Fair


    The grand six-day Yantai Yuhuangding Temple Fair ended on Feb 6, lowering the curtain on the coastal city's annual Spring Festival event.

  • Most time-consuming yet delicious sweet dumplings for Lantern Festival


    The sweet dumplings are a must-have item during the Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the first lunar year and is being celebrated on Feb 22 this year.

  • Confucius Museum to be opened in Shandong


    The Confucius Museum in Qufu, Shandong province - the birthplace of China's most famous sage - will be opened in the second half of this year, a local official said on Wednesday, describing it as the country's first comprehensive museum to focus on Confucius (551-479 BC) and his ideology.

  • Making a song and dance about the sage


    Beating out a rapid rhythm with a pair of bamboo clappers, Kong Fanxi spoke quickly as he related a Confucian story in the dialect used by residents of Qufu, a city in Shandong province that is famous as the birthplace of Confucius.