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Hangzhou Spring Festivities and Fun 2017-06-27
As the much-anticipated Spring Festival is just around the corner, Hangzhou City is immersed in festive atmosphere. To celebrate the joyous festival, the local Hangzhounese come up with a kaleidoscope of festive activities. Here we list some.

Date  Venue Festivities
Feb.9,10:38 Chenghuang Temple scenic area
(城隍阁景区) 
pray for blessings
Feb.1 - 15  Temple to King Qians
(钱王祠)
West Lake flower exhibition
Jan.1 - Apr.20 Hangzhou Museum cultural relics exhibition of the Western Xia regime(1038-1227), a mysterious kingdom of the Silk Road
18:00, Feb.7 - 1:00, Feb.8 Six Harmonies Pagoda pray for blessings on New Year’s Eve
Feb.8 - Mar.6  Xixi National Wetland Park  plum blossom festival; "Spring Festivities" such as boat boxing, Yue Opera, traditional water town wedding ceremony, make clay dolls, paint sugar-coated figurines, make Niangao
Feb.8  Xianghu Chengshan Square and the first construction stage of the waters
(湘湖城山广场及一期水域) 
offer sacrifices to the King of Yue State; Dragon Boat race
Feb.8 - 23 Chengshan Square, Music Fountain, Food Square folk games, folk crafts, Xianghu folk annual meeting
Feb.19 - 23,
19:00 - 21:30 
        
Yuewang Road, Chengshan Square, Hushan Square, Music Fountain    
Xianghu Lantern Festival
Feb.21
13:30 - 16:30
Tiger Cave Tourist Center
(老虎洞游客中心) 
10th winter swimming game of “Xianghu Cup”
Feb.8 - 10, Feb.21,
13:30 - 16:30 
Hushan Square; Temple of Suns
(孙氏宗祠)
Spring Festival artistic performance; Lantern Festival artistic performance
Feb.8 - 14 Oriental Cultural Park pray for blessings, folklore performances, folk snack exhibition
Feb.8 - 22    Songcheng (or Song Dynasty Town) temple fair, other festivities
Feb.1 - 22 Hangzhou Crazy Apple Park
(烂苹果乐园)
temple fair, other festivities
Feb.8 - 14  Hangzhou Polar Ocean World
(极地海洋公园)
"whale show"
Feb.8 - 14  Yuhang Shangougou Scenic Area
(余杭山沟沟景区)
kill pigs and celebrate the Spring Fesital
Jan. - Mar.  Yuhang Chaoshan Scenic Area
(余杭超山景区)
8th Chaoshan Plum Blossom Festival
Jan.29 - Feb.22   Yuhang Tangqi Ancient Town
(塘栖古镇)
New Year Taste Festival
Jan.16 - Feb.22 
Hangzhou Safari Park
theme activity of “golden monkey welcoming in the Spring Festival” 
Feb.8 - 22
Fuyang Longmen Ancient Town
(龙门古镇)
pray for blessings, hunt for New Year gifts, enjoy crafts in workshop,folk banquet
Feb.8 - 14 
Fuyang Fuchun Taoyuan
(富春桃源) 

folk activities, lanterns exhibition
Feb.7 - 14 
Jiangnan Ancient Village
(江南古村落)
make Niangao, Ciba, taste fried tofu and other traditional snacks, make Spring Festival scrolls, paper cutting etc.
Feb.5 - 9  Thousand-Islet Lake (or Qiandao Lake) Scenic Area
free admission ticket
Feb.10 - 22
Southeastern Thousand-Islet Lake   half-price admssion ticket
Feb.8 - 14 
Lin’an Daming Mountain 
alpine skiing festival
Feb.8 - 14 
Lin’an Taihuyuan
(太湖源)
folklore festivities(kill pigs, write couplets, make Ciba etc.)
Feb.8 - 14 
Lin’an Shenlongchuan
(临安神龙川)
celebrate Spring Festival (copper pan meal, grind tofu, walk on stilts, bonfire party )
Feb.8 - 14 
Jiande Shuangjiang characteristic street
(建德双江特色街)
lantern festival, “hundred-family banquet” and other folklore festivities
Feb.8 - 14 
Jiande Yuquan Temple
(建德玉泉寺)
pray for blessings, ring New Year bell, burn incense
Feb.8 - 14 
Jiande Kangqing Farm
(建德康庆农庄)
celebrate Spring Festival with the hospitable farm owner, make dumplings, watch Spring Festival Gala, pay New Year calls
Feb.8 - 22
Tonglu Daqi Mountain National Forest Park
Spring Festivities, guess riddles on lanterns, dig winter bamboo shoots etc.
Feb.8 - 22
Tonglu Red Lantern Village
(桐庐红灯笼乡村家园)
celebrate Spring Festival, make the World’s longest Niangao, folk intangible heritage exhibition etc.
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