Although the Spring Festival is nearly over, holiday makers around the country are still enjoying temple fairs and folk art performances.
In Guangzhou, capital of South China’s Guangdong Province, performers from Beijing amazed audiences with their diabolo expertise.
The diabolo has been popular in China for at least 600 years. Diabolos are a fun form of exercise, but they also require a great deal of practice to put on a good show.
Making dough figurines is another folk art that has been popular for centuries. These lively figures, including Chinese gods and characters from the Dream of Red Mansions, are all made of dough.
Eastern China's Shandong Province has a tradition of making dough paintings. Folk artists draw colorful paintings on flour dough to celebrate last year's harvest and wish for good fortune and prosperity in the new year.
Kylin dancing is also popular in some regions. With spirited music played on suona reed horns, kylin dancers add a special touch to the festival mood.
Zhang Zhaoliang said, "Previously, we played one or two kylin, but now we play six, because this lucky number means it will be a good year."
In the southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, locals celebrated the new year with ethnic minority traditions and performances. From bell ringing to lion dancing, the activities reflect good wishes for the new year.
Many Beijing residents are familiar with vendors like this, but for college students from around the country, it's all new.
Many college students who were not able to go home due to the bad weather visited the famous Ditan Temple Fair, and experienced Beijing-style Lunar New Year celebrations.