Bring it, Spring Festival!
This past week has been full of adventures and excitement – what do you expect? It’s the Chinese New Year, otherwise known as Spring Festival!!! Blake and I were fortunate enough to be able to spend Spring Festival with the lovely YMCA/YWCA of Chengdu staff member, Ting, and her wonderful family. Our week consisted of visiting Buddhist temples, watching fireworks, eating family style meals ( I’m drooling on my keyboard just thinking about hotpot), and playing Mahjong at tea houses.
But because this is supposed to be a blog, not a novel, I’m just going to show you in pictures the adventures of Spring Festival. Enjoy!
Year of the Sheep
2015 is the Year of the Sheep according to the Chinese zodiac. Blake and I had a great time exploring with Ting and her family while learning more about Spring Festival.
Family and ancestry are a very important aspect of Spring Festival. Ting’s family burns yellow paper, paper money, and paper accessories in hopes that their ancestors will receive the burnt items.
Outside the Temples…
…And Inside the Temples
Any great week, including Spring Festival, can only get better when you add fireworks!
But That’s Not All…
Spring festival doesn’t just stop here! Check back for more pictures of my adventures during Spring Festival!
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