Carrying the golden statue of a revered ancient general, villagers in eastern China dash wildly through waterlogged fields in a mud-spattered celebration of a local rebel adored for stealing from the rich to give to the poor.
In an effort to promote filial piety, a university in Fujian province has set aside 100,000 yuan ($14,560) to reward students who returned home for the winter break.
Zhang Zhongquan has passed most of his New Year holidays in a frugal manner.
It is the job of the xiniang to liven up the wedding proceedings and bring happiness to newlyweds.
Qiu Shaochun is arguably the most famous leaf-blowing musician in China.
People from Ninghua observe this religious ceremony-cum-carnival on the seventh day of the first lunar month to awaken the sleeping earth and welcome the spring before local farmers begin plowing the fields.