The great admiral and Ming Dynasty loyalist,Zheng Chenggong is still revered in China today, and versions of the "attack the cannon castle" ritual continue to be held in his honor in cities across Fujian and Taiwan.
This was the villagers, along with visitors and homecoming overseas Chinese, praying for an auspicious year ahead.
A passenger of MF849 shows her ticket at the Fuzhou International Airport in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Feb 15, 2017.
In this unique performance, one brave local resident strips to the waist and stands next to the village's firework display.
In a tradition stretching back at least 200 years, locals from Minzhu, a village located on the outskirts of Pingtan's Su'ao town, set off a giant kite into the night sky on Feb 12.
Beating a rock statue of Buddha to wish for a good new year and an abundant harvest, villagers in China's eastern Fujian province have a unique way of worshipping the deity.