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Chinese New Year Events in Beijing: Temple Fairs

http://www.chinese.cn 09:49, January 11, 2011 Confucius Instituute Online

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Temple fair is one of the most important celebration activities during the Spring Festival. This traditional cultural event integrates religious worship and entertainment, and features almost all kinds of Chinese folk art. Temple fairs in Beijing have a long history, and the origin can be traced back to the Liao Dynasty (907 - 1125). The fairs are held at various ancient temples regularly or during festivals, so they are called "temple fairs".

For foreigners, visiting a temple fair is definitely a cultural experience. You may enjoy the reenactment of the ceremony of worship to Earth and Heaven. Folk performances like dragon and lion dances, demonstration of traditional arts and crafts, and fun games are all part and parcel of temple fairs. You can also taste numerous Beijing snacks, court dishes and delicacies.

2010 Baiyunguan Temple Fair, Beijing

For hundreds of years the temple has been hosting the yearly temple fairs during the Spring Festivals, which is noted as ...Full story

Ditan Temple Fair

Highlight:Reenactment of worshipping ceremonies of the Qing Dynasty (1636 - 1911) to the God of Earth.

Details:Ditan Temple Fair is one of the most popular and long-standing fairs in Beijing. About one million people visit it each year during the Spring Festival.

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Chaoyang Temple Fair of 2010

Chaoyang Temple Fair

Chaoyang Temple Fair, also referred as Chaoyang International Carnival, is a foreign style temple fair ...Full story

Changdian Temple Fair of 2010

Changdian Temple Fair

The Changdian Temple Fair is often a favorite outing for Beijing residents during the Lunar New Year. It dates back to the reign of Emperor  ...Full story

Longtan Temple Fair

Highlight:Various interactive competitions which invite visitors' participation.

Details:Longtan Temple Fair is also one of the most popular o ones of its kind in Beijing. The activities here are very similar to those in Ditan Temple Fair. Various interactive games and competitions ...

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Dongyue Temple Fair, Beijing

Dongyue Temple Fair

The fair at the Dongyue Temple (Beijing Folklore Museum) is among the most ancient in Beijing  ...Full story

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