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  • Lantern Festival: A chance to find love


    Lantern Festival is one of the festivals that provided ancient Chinese single young men and women a chance to meet and get to know each other. On the night of that day, unmarried men and women would meet at the flower fair and lantern-decorated street.

  • Taoist temples and music on Mount Tai


    Located in Tai'an, East China's Shandong province, the sacred Mount Tai is considered one of the important blessed realms of Taoism and the "Abode of the Immortals" since ancient times.

  • 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.