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The Chinese Year of the Monkey

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By Ren Hong

There are many traditional festivals in China. The Chines New Year, Spring Festival is the most important festival. Chinese people would like to celebrate this festival according to the different Chinese Zodiac. 2016 is the 'Bingshen' Monkey year. Monkey is the clever and nimble wild animal. If your Chinese Zodiac is Monkey, This year is your benmingnian. It means the good luck and unpredictable things. You’d better wearing clothes in red color and avoid the unfavorable things.

During the Spring Festival, There are all kinds of performances and activities in different regions of China. In Beijing, the local people would like to go to the temple fairs and enjoy the Spring Festival. In fact, I observed that people like to stay at home or travel to other countries rather than go to the crowded temple fairs. There are local snacks, traditional folk art, handicraft art and local drama in the temple fair. Recently, the people who come from the other provinces and areas would like to sell the famous local food and gifts in the temple fair. There are traditional Taiwan food in the Ditan temple fair and Chaoyang International Spring Carnival. The government supported the temple fair with the policies and encouraged the cultural groups to give the nongovernmental communication every year. It will beneficial to tackle the social issues and build the trusty relationship between the central government and local governments.

Monkey is the sharp-witted animal. Sun Wukong is the well-known Monkey in the TV series Journey to the West. The Monkey King was played by Zhang Jinlai (Liuxiaolingtong). The parents would like to buy the toys and clothes with the monkey pictures. There are exciting outdoor activities for adults and kids in the Chaoyang Park. They watched the 7D movie and experienced the enjoyable vocation.

Wish you have a happy Spring Festival!

The Chinese traditional crafts are the major exhibition during the Spring Festival in the Ditan Park, Feb 12, 2016.


Photo taken on Feb 12, 2016 displays a Monkey mascot decorated with colorful flowers and animals in the Ditan Park.


Photo taken on Feb 12, 2016 displays a Monkey mascot in the Ditan Park.


A young host invited the children to express blessing for the New Year of the Monkey in the Ditan Park on Feb 12, 2016.


Pandas in the Ditan Park for parents and children to take photos during the Spring Festival, Feb 12, 2016.

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