A spring in their step
A spring in their step
  ·  2022-01-21  ·   Source: NO.3 JANUARY 20, 2022

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the first three months of the new year, which starts on February 1 this year, mark the whole of springtime at different stages. Spring season commences in the second month, allowing people to venture outside once again after the cold deep of winter to enjoy a beautiful brisk walk.

Introducing the customs and cultural activities of each solar term, the Beijing-based Capital Museum plans to host several exhibitions themed on the four seasons. The spring edition opened to the public on December 31, 2021. Through over 120 groups of cultural relics, the exposition introduces a variety of the city's Spring Festival traditions and activities dating to the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911). Special occasions such as the Flower Festival, celebrating the birthday of the flower goddess on the 12th day of the second lunar month, are also covered.

By showcasing the different characteristics and connotations of seasonal culture, the displays, a true demonstration of time travel, see visitors relive the beauty of ancient springtime. 

(Text and photos by Wei Yao)

Copyedited by Elsbeth van Paridon

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