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Culture Insider: Huazhao Festival

Chinaculture.org | Updated: 2021-03-17

Once as significant as the Lantern Festival and Mid-autumn Festival, the Huazhao Festival has undergone stages of thriving, declining and restoring. Nowadays an increasing number of people in various parts of China have begun to celebrate this flower festival again. Some of them, clad in hanfu, a type of traditional Chinese clothing, perform a series of rites. Here is a list of relevant customs as inspiration for you to spend the Huazhao Festival.

Praying to the flower goddess

Offering sacrifices, including incense, flowers, wine or fruits, to flower goddess for good luck was a great event for people in many places. Flower growers dedicated sacrifices to the flower goddess to beg their protection.

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