Ongoing temple fair offers business and fun
The wish tree, candied haws, clay figurines and lantern art all bring back childhood memories of Spring Festival.
The monthlong Temple Fair and Lantern Show, which began on Jan 26 in Guanshanhu district of Guiyang, capital of Southwest China’s Guizhou province, is therefore the place to visit while celebrating the Chinese New Year, which fell on Feb 16.
The events include the display of traditional customs, a food festival and cultural performances for different age groups.
Guanshanhu has hosted such events for the past eight years.
By taking part in the activities, visitors get the opportunity to know their culture better. For example, a special wooden hammer that is used to make ciba, a snack of glutinous rice, and is hardly seen in Chinese cities these days, can be viewed at the fair.
Also, the custom of making a wish and tying a red thread to a tree branch can be experienced.
More than 150 stalls from the mainland with food and beverages have been set up.