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Xunxian County Ancient Temple Fair

Xunxian County Ancient Temple Fair

The Xunxian County Ancient Temple Fair in the First Lunar Month, which originated from the Late Zhao Dynasty of the Southern and Northern Dynasties, shows the integration of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. For instance the monks and Taoists take turns to be in charge of the temple fair culture features the melodious Buddhist and Taoist music, the mysterious religious paintings, the religious lectures on advising people to do good deeds, the large village festive activities and folk handicraft... More

 
Labrang Temple Ceremony

Labrang Temple Ceremony

Labrang Temple is situated in the west side of the Xiahe County. It ranks as one of the six major temples in China as Lamaism Gelugpa (Yellow Sect), others including Drepung, Sera, Gandian, Tashilhunpo, Qinghai Ta'er Temple. The size of the Labrang Temple is just after the Potala Palace. Existence of the Tibetan "pull chapter" in the sound, and Italy Buddha Temple where to go. Labrang Temple before the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi period (1709), the temples of the city wall were red and... More

 
Mt. Wutai Temple Fair in June

Mt. Wutai Temple Fair in June

Shanxi Province is famous for those various temple fairs. Mount Wutai Temple Fair which is held in June every year, is a typical trade fair among the local people. During this period, farmers come here to do their exchange trades; domestic tourists as well as international visitors come to here to join in the worship activity. And businessmen from all over the county come here to trade with each other. It is a prosperous picture when people see the scene during this temple fair.    ... More

 
Kitchen God Worship Festival in Shanxi

Kitchen God Worship Festival in Shanxi

In Chinese fairy tale, there is a god in each kitchen. If you show your respect to this god, you will have a harvest year and cook without any trouble. So the Kitchen God Worship Festival is a festival of showing people’s respects towards this god.   Celebrating in the last month of Chinese lunar year, the atmosphere of Chinese New Year is also surrounding around the Shanxi Province. And people choose this time to worship Kitchen God also convey their wishes to have a brand-new year... More

 
Mt. Emei Worship Festival

Mt. Emei Worship Festival

It is well-know that Mt. Emei is a world heritage site as well as one of the mountains containing Buddhism culture. Mt. Emei Worship Festival aims to spread the Buddhism culture to the world. This festival lasts for 7 days commonly in the high tourism season.   During this time, monks from all over the world will come tighter to have some exchanging meetings on the topic of Buddhism. Other activities such as temple fairs are also held to attract tourists to come.... More

 
Zhangjiajie Buddha-Bathing Festival

Zhangjiajie Buddha-Bathing Festival

What’s On: Also called the Buddha-birth Festival, the event is for celebrating the birthday of Sakyamuni. It falls on the eighth day of the forth lunar month. Buddhist monks wash statues of Buddha in scented water and offer incense sticks and flowers to Buddha. Buddhist followers donate money to the temple and set free captive animals as a token for pursuing happiness.   About Sakyamuni Buddha He was born in Lumbini garden, under a Sal-tree, when His mother Queen Mahamaya-devi &nbs... More

 
Hanshan Temple New Year Bell Ringing Festival

Hanshan Temple New Year Bell Ringing Festival

What’s On: Making withes in the bell sound in Hanshan Temple during the Chinese new year’s eve, especially the 0 o’clock on the first day of a new year is a romantic thing for people to do. Also, there is a New Year's Eve feast before the bell ringing together with performances of traditional music and dance.   Everyone listens respectfully as the bell is rung 108 times. Its deep, solemn boom will banish the cares and troubles of the passing year. As the echoes of the la... More

 
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