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The « Temple fair » 庙会 - Chinese festival
Posted by: Jiegeng (IP Logged)
Date: February 22, 2010 04:59AM
The Temple fair - 庙会 is a kind of social activity in China.
Legend has it that it originated in ancient times when people offered sacrifices to the village god, which later gradually evolved into a marketplace for people to exchange products and a place for cultural performance. Temple fair in old China had a unique status in ordinary people's life. It is the time to worship gods, pray for the blessing. It is also a great time to have fun. All the traditional shows went on at the temple fairs, talk shows - 相声, banner shows- 舞旗, kung-fu shows - 武术, lion shows - 舞狮, etc. It became a paradise for the kids.

Fortunately this century old tradition is still preserved today.







Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/2010 10:39AM by Olive.

Re: The « Temple fair » 庙会 - Chinese festival
Posted by: Uberche (IP Logged)
Date: February 22, 2010 09:20PM
In Beijing I've been to two. Ditan and Yuanmingyuan. I would highly suggest people don't go to Yuanmingyuan, it was pretty boring.

Re: The « Temple fair » 庙会 - Chinese festival
Posted by: Jiegeng (IP Logged)
Date: February 22, 2010 09:36PM
but Yuanmingyuan is our chinese 国耻地.

Re: The « Temple fair » 庙会 - Chinese festival
Posted by: Uberche (IP Logged)
Date: February 23, 2010 10:44PM
Yeah but it was not nearly as nice as the Ditan park one. Yuanmingyuan was full of people but very little to see in comparison. I wouldn't go back to Yuanmingyuan.



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