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The flower fairs in Guangzhou

The Flower Fairs in Guangzhou

Guangzhou is known for its flower fair held annually during the Spring Festival. The fair in the centre of the city is one of Guangzhou's six major flower fairs. The streets are decorated with fragrant and beautiful fresh flowers, golden tangerines, and elegant miniture landscapes, looking like rivers of flowers in the distance. If we connected the flower stalls, there would be a flower street stretching for miles.

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Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)

chinese new year 2014

Chinese New Year Celebration is the most important celebration of the year. Chinese people may celebrate the Chinese New Year in slightly different ways but their wishes are almost the same; they want their family members and friends to be healthy and lucky during next year.

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The Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival is one of the most traditional festivals. Falling on the 15th day of the first Lunar Calendar month, it is a ‘festival within a festival', that considered as the end of Spring Festival. The people of Guangzhou are celebrating Lantern Festival along with Chinese Lunar New Year.

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The Qingming Festival

Qingming Festival in Guangzhou

Qingming Festival has a tradition stretching back more than 2,500 years. Its origin is credited to the Tang Emperor Xuanzong in 732. Qingming Festival is around the spring equinox, usually on April 5th. Involves visits to the family tombs for cleaning and making offerings.

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Dragon Boat Festival

Guangzhou dragon boat racing

Dragon Boat Festival (端午节 duān-wǔ-jié) on fifth day of fifth lunar month, usually in May or June. It is one of the most important Chinese festivals, the other two being the Mid-autumn Festival and Chinese New Year. This festival commemorates the sacrifice of Qu Yuan (屈原), a famous poet who drowned himself in the river by way of making a statement against government corruption during the Warring States Period. The highlights are dragon boat racing along the Pearl River, and eating rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves (粽子).

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