In the eastern Chinese city of Taizhou, Spring Festival festivities are in full swing

TAIZHOU, Porcelain, January 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Not long after the start of 2023, the time has come to say goodbye to the past and embrace the future for the Chinese. Given that January 22, Porcelain has entered the Year of the Rabbit, a year of vitality in the lunar calendar. The period of one week from January 21 to January 27 is from China 2023 Spring Festival holiday, which is the most festive period of the lunar year for the Chinese.

Like Christmas, the Spring Festival is the liveliest annual festival for the Chinese. In addition to the large family gathering, there are also traditional local customs, delicious food full of regional characteristics, impressive central and local Spring Festival gala performances, and diversified popular culture activities. A series of festive elements together constitute a happy and auspicious Chinese New Year.

Porcelain It has a vast territory and abundant resources. In the national celebration of the holiday, in addition to the Spring Festival eve dinner, pasting of couplets, sending greetings and other common customs, each place has its own unique ways of welcoming the new year. mole. If one wants to experience as many aspects of the Chinese New Year as possible in one stop, the city of Taizhou in the east from China coastal Zhejiang Province it’s the place to go.

Official statistics show that during the Spring Festival holiday, Taizhou Ancient City received 712,600 visits, including 138,000 visits on the fourth day of the first lunar month, a new daily record. Its total number of tourist visits during the holidays ranked second among the 5A-level scenic spots of ancient cities in Porcelainsecond only to the ancient city of Lijiang in the southwest from China Yunnan Province.

Home to many mountains and facing the sea, Taizhou enjoys a unique geographical position, so the Spring Festival culture here combines elements of both the inland and coastal areas. As a city in the central area of ​​the Yangtze River Delta, the local economy is developed. During the Spring Festival, various activities have been organized to add to the festive atmosphere.

Food is the centerpiece of from China Spring Festival, and Taizhou cuisine will live up to the expectations of diners.

Compared to many places in the north whose residents eat dumplings during the Spring Festival, Taizhou locals eat more rice cakes. This cake made from rice or sticky rice has the auspicious meaning of longevity for the elderly, taller growth for children, and better development for young and middle-aged people.

Like rice cakes, many delicious foods in Taizhou are made of glutinous rice as the main raw material, which gives people a kind of glutinous feeling, such as plum blossom cake, wheat cake, orange cake and mochi made with oriental blueberry leaves. Hehe burritos, which can wrap various ingredients, are also Taizhou’s special cuisine during the Spring Festival. Taizhou’s coastline is not short of seafood, and all manner of blue crabs, yellow croakers, and grasshoppers are popular local Chinese New Year buys.

To learn about the development of Taizhou this year, you can watch the annual local Spring Festival Gala on TV or online. This year’s gala continued to tell stories of Taizhou through the locals, presenting 20 programs such as song and dance, crosstalk, sketches, Yue opera, magic, and acrobatics. These impressive performances covered all aspects of Taizhou’s development over the past year. For example, Taizhou was ranked among the happiest cities in Porcelain For the seventh time, the S1 line of the Taizhou Municipal Railway was officially opened to traffic, the workshop for common prosperity helped farmers increase their income, and the city worked together to combat the COVID-19 epidemic, according to the Center of Global Communication of Culture Hehe. .

In the Taizhou Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition Hall, local folk culture and ancient customs are well combined, allowing people to savor the profound cultural festival of the Spring Festival. One could learn about shell carvings in Yuhuan City, Taizhou, and try to make a beautiful “Blessing” – shell pendant. While learning about the characteristics of Taizhou embroidery, one could try making an embroidered rabbit sachet.

The lion dance and hanging lanterns are ancient customs in many parts of Porcelain. The Huangsha Lion Dance in Taizhou is entrusted to workers’ expectations for a better future. Artists will go from village to village to perform the lion dance from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the second lunar day of February, bringing good luck to local people, reducing disasters and sharing blessings. Xianju County’s boneless lanterns have a history of more than a thousand years, and the red lanterns made with their unique skills could create a unique festive atmosphere for the Spring Festival.

In addition to attending the Spring Festival Gala and enjoying popular customs, another of the activities of the festival is going to various fairs, where food, drink and entertainment abound. This Spring Festival, Taizhou hosted a lively characteristic cultural tourism market combined with local cultural tourism resources.

At Hehe Park CBD Central Square in Jiaojiang District, Taizhou City, you can enjoy band performances, watch open-air movies and taste authentic specialties. In Luqiao District, Taizhou City, a time-honoured ancient shopping street invited famous provincial and municipal food shops and specialty bars to entertain visitors.

Ziyang Street, an ancient street in Linhai City, focused on the culture of the Song Dynasty, drawing lessons from Song people’s entertainment life to carry out various activities such as fairs, stage performances, and Song dress experience. Meanwhile, the cultural experience was enhanced through digital technology, and intangible culture and various handmade products were integrated into the fair, so that Song Dynasty culture is visible, sensible, experiential, and consumable.

Taizhou is not as cold in winter as northern cities in Porcelain, and it is also a well-known tourist destination, which attracts many locals and tourists for vacations. This year, Taizhou implemented a preferential policy to benefit visitors, offering free first-stop tickets to 74 tourist attractions in the city during the holiday week.

In Taizhou, you can climb Tiantai Mountain and enjoy the snowy weather on the main peak. One could enter the Guoqing Temple, the birthplace of the Tiantai Sect of Chinese Buddhism, and enjoy the graceful fragrance of the Sui Dynasty plum blossom. one could go to dachen island Y Jishan Island to catch a glimpse of the romantic island scenery and taste the delicious seafood. One could explore the streets of Taizhou to feel the deep Hehe culture. You can also visit many characteristic villages near the mountains and the sea in Taizhou, and get a taste of the local unique personalized culture and agricultural life in the new era.

On the first day of the first lunar month, the Shenxianju scenic area welcomed the first sea of ​​clouds in the Year of the Rabbit. The overlapping sea of ​​clouds and peaks made a beautiful ink scroll. Visitors walked on clouds, as if they were in a fairyland.

Among the Twelve Earthly Branches in Porcelain, the intelligent and flexible rabbit represents dawn, spring, infinite vigor and vitality. In the Year of the Rabbit, if people want to feel the vitality of from China economy, you should come to Taizhou, because it is the birthplace of joint-stock cooperative economy and the most active area of ​​private economy, known as the “manufacturing capital”.

Come on, in this Year of the Rabbit in the post-epidemic era, start a trip to Taizhou to experience Chinese culture, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and feel the development of China.

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Caption: A view of Ziyang Street, an old street in Linhai City, Taizhou.

SOURCE Hehe Culture Global Communication Center

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