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Nanjing Activities

Qinhuai exhibit of lanterns
Qinhuai exhibit of lanterns is spread in the folk-culture activities in Nanjing area, also known as "Jinling exhibit of lanterns". Around the lunar new year and Lantern Festival, the river bank of Qinhuai River is decorated, and songs and dancing parties are everywhere. the Confucius temple area will show a beautiful and colorful lanterns sea, thousands of lanterns light up the night. There is a saying in Old Nanjing: "not to appreciate lanterns in the Spring Festival in Confucius Temple is equal to not have the Spring Festival; not to buy lanterns in Confucius temple is equal to not have a good new year". Exhibit of lanterns are also exhibited paper-cut, diabolo, knots, carving, shadow of Nanjing folk arts, dance, acrobatics, juggling and other entertainments, it feels like you are experiencing the old Nanjing.
Time: lunar January 8th to 18th
Place: Confucius Temple
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Plum Blossom Festival
Among many Nanjing folk festivals, the most noteworthy is the plum blossom festival that is held in late February each year. This is one of the most exciting festivals in Nanjing. At this time of year, the plum blossom is in full bloom, and thousands of flowers are blooming in the eastern outskirts of the Plum Blossom Hill. There are hundreds of thousands of people flocked to the Nanjing Meihua Mountain, appreciating this spectacular scenery.
Time: in the end of February
Place: Meihuashan Mountain

antique collections flea market
Every year on January 1st, and May 1st, and October 1st, the whole country's antique vendors will be organized to Nanjing Chaotian Temple, to hold "antique collections flea market", which is very popular and bustling. Streams of people are busily coming and going on the square where vendors are organized in their booths. Thousands of goods and superb collections of beautiful things are seen in the market, from small tickets, cigarette, comic books, to big antiques, jade, calligraphy and painting. It’s like a big "expo" that has everything. You can go to the palace to have a look, perhaps it might surprise you.
Time: January 1st, and May 1st, and October 1st
Place: Chaotian Temple

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