The origin of the Spring Festival now is too old to be traced. It is widely believed that the word "Nian"(in Chinese means "year"), was the first name of a monster beast that started to prey on human being at the night before the beginning of a new year. It had a very big mouth that would swallow many people with one bite. People were very scared. One day, an old man came to their rescue, offering to subdue "Nian". Read More

Winter Wonderland Temple Fairs
Performances More Things to Do
Spring Festival Eve Dinner
(Chinese: 年夜饭 Nianyefan)
Small Dumpling Balls
(Chinese: 汤圆 Tangyuan)
Northerners'Jiaozi with Coin
(Chinese:饺子)
Southerners'New Year Cake
(Chinese: 年糕 Niangao)
China Zodiac Animal - Dog

2018 is the Year of the Dog according to Chinese zodiac. This is a Year of Earth Dog, starting from Feb. 16, 2018 (Chinese New Year) and lasting to Feb. 4, 2019. Dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042...Read more