Brace yourselves… 初五 is coming!

初五, the fifth day of Spring Festival, has all kinds of traditions. For foreigners in China it mostly means one thing: another incredible barrage of fireworks. After the Chinese New Year’s Eve Armageddon (除夕), the fireworks gradually slow down over the next four days. It’s all a plot to lull you into relaxing and create false hope involving sleep. Don’t try to watch a movie after dinner on the fifth day because you won’t be able to hear it. ChÅ« wÇ” is here!

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2 thoughts on “Brace yourselves… 初五 is coming!”

    1. Haha, that’s what you get for living in Tianjin! They haven’t started yet for us. But most people haven’t even started their big dinners yet, so we’ll what happens later. If they really get going I’m gonna sneak out and see if I can get some fun pictures.

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