The temple fair is a kind of social activity in China.Legend has it that it originated in ancient times when people offered sacrifices to the village god,which later gradually evolved into a marketplace for people to exchange products and a place for ultural performances
The temple fair,usually on the open ground in or near a temple,is held on festive or specified days.Some are held only during the Spring Festival.Although different places hold their temple fairs at various dates,the contents are similar.
Now,Beijing holds many temple fairs every Spring Festival. Various artistic folk performances, rich tasty snacks of Beijing and the folk handicrafts are the most attractive points of this fair. The yangge, stilts, land boat, lion dance all pass by in front of your eyes; playing the steel fork, tiger stick showing, gong and drum beating… performing again and again for your enjoyment. You may also buy clay, bristled figurines, dough figurines and paper-cuts, which are characteristic of local culture and Beijing charm