Foshan China 2017-05-03
There are lots of activities to be held in this May in Foshan. Let’s see if there is something interests you.
May 4, The Youth Day
Same as it sounds, it is suitable for youngsters to have fun on the Youth Day. In Foshan, university students can enjoy a half-day off on that day. And Ling Nan Tian Di is supposed to be one of the good choices for fun.
Since last month, there are 13 artistic devices in Ling Nan Tian Di, including huge rabbit, emoji device and huge Easter egg, which are all from the first Youth Artistic Exhibition in Ling Nan Tian Di.
May 7, the Celebration of Chenghuang (the Old City God) Temple
The Birthday of the Chenghuang (Old City God) Temple in Shiban Village, Shunde is a very well-kept traditional festival. The Chenghuang Temple in Shiban was a simple and crude temple first built in Song Dynasty and result respectively in Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. It is now preserved as the architecture style of late Ming and early Qing dynasties.
On every April 12th in lunar calendar, Shiban Village holds the annual folk culture activities of the Chenghuang Temple, such as charity feast, charity bazaar and etc. Visitors from nearby areas and even from Hong Kong and Macao will come to the temple to worship the Chenghuang and pray.
May 9, the Celebration of Tai Sin Birthday
Tai Sin(大仙), known as Lǘ Zu（吕祖） or Lǘ Dongbing（吕洞宾 ）, is honored as the originator of Quanzhen Taoism by Taoists. April 14th in lunar calendar is the birthday of Lǘ Zu, also called Tai Sin Birthday.
As one of the most well-known temple fairs in the Pearl River Delta, the Tai Sin Birthday has a history of more than 600 years.
It is said that on April 14th in lunar calendar hundreds of years ago, Lǘ Dongbing came to the sky over two famous mountains in South Guangdong, Luofu Mountain and Xiqiao Mountain. He was amazed by the beautiful scenery of these two mountains and stepped the left foot on Luofu Mountain and the right foot on Xiqiao Mountain.
Therefore, on every April 14th in lunar calendar, people will come to Xiqiao Mountain to worship Lǘ Zu, praying for the peace, smoothness, richness and safety. It gradually becomes a traditional festival. On that day, more than 100 thousand visitors from all around the nearby areas will come to Xiqiao Mountain.
May 14, Mother’s Day
The second Sunday in May is a festival full of gratitude, Mother’s Day.
The most common way to celebrate Monther’s Day is to have a big meal or go shopping with mother.
May 18, International Museum Day
The International Museum Day on every May 18 is founded by International Council of Museums since 1977 with a history of 40 years.
As usual two museums in Foshan will provide discount on May 18. On that day, visitors can enjoy 50% off discount of the fee to Foshan Zumiao Museum and free entry to Liang’s Garden.
May 28-30, Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival, also called Zongzi Festival is no doubt the highlight in this Day. Dragon boat culture is always the most brilliant in Foshan’s traditional culture.
Foshan dragon boat has witnessed a history of more than 2000 years. Besides dragon boat racing, dragon boat lifting and dragon boat race are also traditional folk activities in Foshan.