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  • Dragon ceremony a unique way to mark Lantern Festival

    Dragon ceremony a unique way to mark Lantern Festival

    A dragon, connected by 58 benches and held by over 100 local women, dances to the rhythm of gongs and drums in the village to celebrate the Lantern Festival.

    February 25, 2021

  • 2021: Year of the Ox

    2021: Year of the Ox

    Why is 2021 the year of the Ox? What does the ox mean for Chinese people? And what is the spirit of the ox?

    February 18, 2021

  • Hongqu rice wine

    Hongqu rice wine

    Making hongqu rice wine is a tradition for residents of Baizhang town, Yuhang district, Hangzhou during Major Snow, the 21st solar term of the year.

    January 15, 2021

  • Chun'an bamboo horse dance

    Chun'an bamboo horse dance

    Zhuma, or bamboo horse dance, is a folk art in Chun'an county, Hangzhou that dates back to the late Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).

    January 13, 2021

  • Chun'an fish printing

    Chun'an fish printing

    Fish printing, dubbed the most exquisite folk art in Chun'an county, boasts a history of over 100 years.

    December 18, 2020

  • Jixing Qiqiao: traditions for China's Valentine's Day

    Jixing Qiqiao: traditions for China's Valentine's Day

    ​Qixi, also known as China's Valentine's Day, falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, which was Aug 25 this year.

    August 28, 2020

  • Imperial Kiln of Southern Song Dynasty

    Imperial Kiln of Southern Song Dynasty

    The Song Dynasty (960-1279) witnessed the flourishing of Chinese porcelain. The five major kilns were the Guan, Ge, Ru, Ding and Jun kilns.

    August 11, 2020

  • Old man revives tradition of making oil-paper umbrellas

    Old man revives tradition of making oil-paper umbrellas

    Liu Weixue, a resident of Hangzhou's Yuhang district, established the workshop "Home of Paper Umbrella" in 2016 to revive the century-old tradition of making oil-paper umbrellas.

    July 22, 2020

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