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Chinese Festival Culture Series—-The Festival of February the Second

Author: Li Song

ISBN: 978-1-84464-418-6

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-84464-419-3

Hardback-186 pages

Feb 28, 2015


£48 €59 $80



The Festival of February the Second literally means the day of dragon’s head-raising and on this day Chinese people pray for favorable weather and a bumper harvest for the year. This book introduces the origin, development, implied meanings, and abundant features of this festival.

As one of many traditional Chinese festivals, the Festival of February 2nd is less known outside China. Even many locals in China have forgotten this important festival which used to be popular in rural areas. This book aims to bring back the memories of old-timers for the day of dragon’s head-raising to share with modern readers.

The Festival of February 2nd originates from the countryside and it is deeply rooted in the agricultural era. Therefore it has many aspects that are different to other festivals in China. This book offers an insight into a key part of China’s festival heritage.


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