Today in Guangzhou it was 17°C with light showers
Like any other festival in the world, there are always different foods available at Chinese festivals. It is great when you have Mr. Pu around, to tell you what they are.
There were many stalls selling food in biodegradable packaging, namely banana tree leaves. The food is wrapped in the leaves and then steamed. We bought some rice with fruit that was delicious (photo above). Only 3 yuan or 50cents CAD a piece. No huge mark up like at Canadian festivals and one piece was enough to satisfy us.
Dried fruit and nuts are always in demand. Many street vendors sell them too, usually roasting hazel nuts right on the street corner.
For the meat eaters, there is always something.
Many companies make their employees, usually young women, dress up in ridiculous outfits to sell their merchandise. These are not so bad but the outfits they make young girls wear to sell perfume or cosmetics borders on sexual harassment.
So many traditions and legends in China. They can always find a story for everything they see that is out of the ordinary. Three trees that grew as one inspired the story below.
Below Liebling is attaching a lock under the “Love Tree”, there was a stall selling them right next to the tree, I guess the Luck prayer paid off. The keys are thrown away and the couple stay together for eternitree.
Festivals in China are lots of fun. They are a pleasant social outing where there is something for everyone. The young, the young at heart, the love struck and the gluttonous a like.