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  • Chaoshan Kung Fu Tea

    Chaoshan Kung Fu Tea

    Chaoshan Kung Fu Tea enjoys a long history and is quite “Chaoshanese”. The essence of Chaoshan Kung Fu Tea lies in the savoring of tea and there is a “Tea Bible” for tea sets, tea leaves, the use of water, the way of making tea, as well as how to taste tea. Among different kinds of teas, ...

  • Chaoshan Puppet Show

    Chaoshan Puppet Show

    In the past, it was a kind of shadow play/leather-silhouette show using leather or paperboard to make different shapes of figures and then projecting the shadows of figures onto the paper screen. Now it has evolved into the puppet show using three-dimensional puppets instead of casting shadows on ...

  • Chaozhou Opera (Teochew Opera)

    Chaozhou Opera (Teochew Opera)

    Teochew opera or Chaozhou opera, Chiuchow opera (especially in HK), performed in Chaoshan dialect, is one of the many variants of Chinese opera, originating in southern China's Chaoshan region. It is popular in Chaoshan people populated areas such as eastern Guangdong, southern Fujian, Taiwan, T ...

  • Ying Ge Wu (Ying Singing and Dancing)

    Ying Ge Wu (Ying Singing and Dancing)

    Ying Ge Wu is a kind of folk plaza dance combining dance, Nan Quan (Southern Chinese Boxing), and drama acting into one. The dance team is divided into front acting and rear acting. The front acting is formed by 36 people, sometimes even 108 people for large-scale performance, with each one holdi ...

  • Winter Festival (Winter Solstice in Jieyang)

    Winter Festival (Winter Solstice in Jieyang)

    Winter Solstice of lunar calendar is called Winter Festival in Chaoshan region, also named “celebrate a small new year”. According to old customs, people in this region need to worship the gods and their ancestors. Among the offerings, there should be glutinous rice balls which means reunion. ...

  • Double Ninth Festival (Jieyang)

    Double Ninth Festival (Jieyang)

    According to the I Ching, nine is a yang number; the ninth day of the ninth lunar month (or double nine) has too much yang (a traditional Chinese spiritual concept) and is thus a potentially dangerous date. Hence, the day is also called "Double Yang Festival". To protect against danger, it is cus ...

  • Mid-Autumn Festival (Jieyang)

    Mid-Autumn Festival (Jieyang)

    Mid-autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month of Chinese lunar calendar. On that occasion, people all go back home for a family gathering. They eat mooncakes and fruits while admiring the full moon. In Chaoshan customs, there are also activities like “Worshiping the Moon Moth ...

  • Zhongyuan Festival (Hungry Ghost Festival or Dead Spirit Festival)

    Zhongyuan Festival (Hungry Ghost Festival or Dead Spirit Festival)

    It falls on the fifteenth day of the seventh month of lunar calendar, also called “Mid Seventh Month” or “Hungry Ghost Festival” or “Dead Spirit Festival”. Across the Chaoshan region, people all hold activities to worship their ancestors. Two days before or after that day, Shantang ( ...

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