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  • Ancient food container 'dou' on exhibit

    2014-12-05

    The ancient black pottery utensil known as "dou", which was used as a food container, is on display at the Heilongjiang Provincial Museum on Dec 3.

  • Harbin hosts coming-of-age ceremony

    2014-10-21

    A total of 100 students over 18 years old celebrated their adulthood at a traditional coming-of-age ceremony at the Confucius Temple in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, on Oct 18.

  • Korean Folk Cultural Festival

    2013-05-28

    This event has been held every three years since 1995. It became a cultural event between China and South Korea in 2007 and began to take place every two years.

  • Snow feast

    2013-05-27

    In 1985, the first ice food-cooking skill contest was organized in Jnanspring Restaurant in Harbin, the prelude to winter food culture. Now, the novel and beautiful snow feast has become a unique food culture in Harbin.

  • Wedding on ice

    2013-05-27

    Young people love group wedding ceremonies and it is an important part of the China Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival.

  • Ice lanterns

    2013-05-27

    Ice lanterns: Ice lanterns developed from a traditional folk art. Relying on garden art, ice lanterns express the art of architecture and sculpture.

  • Winter swimming

    2013-05-27

    Winter swimming in Harbin is a local cultural sport, showing the peoples’ strong will to combat cold weather.

  • Yangge

    2013-05-27

    Yangge is a kind of folk dance derived from Northeast Chinese villages 200 years ago. Since the 1990s, it has developed into a kind of folk group entertainment and a traditional folk custom.

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