Spring declares the great rejuvenation of nature from its wintry slumber.
The rise in temperature and blooming of flowers signal the arrival of spring. Women can't wait to take off their layers of winter clothes, put on bright colors and go out to enjoy the spring scene.
Now that recipes from China's most well-known piece of erotic literature Jin Ping Mei (The Plum in the Golden Vase) have been made into a book, they can tell many stories about traditional Chinese culture.
As winter chill still lingers through early spring, longing for warm days has sprung up everywhere.
The beginning of March brings some funny weather to China as temperatures rise and rainfall is accompanied by thunder.
Following tradition, it's time to have glutinous rice balls, whose round shape symbolizes family unity, completeness and happiness.
But apart from tangyuan, here are several folk traditions to celebrate the Lantern Festival.