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Dinner for the sacrifice of Nuwa

Nuwa is the legendary God of making people in China. Every year, Shexian County, Hebei Province holds an activity to worship Nuwa. People from all over the country come here to pray for Nuwa to give them the ability to have children, hoping for good weather. After the sacrifice activities, they dressed in Qing Dynasty costumes had dinner together. This tradition has been inherited locally for thousands of years.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Photo Location: Handan, China
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © yongguang Wei