Soak in Chinese New Year vibes at Spring Festival fairs across China
CGTN

As Chinese New Year gets closer, many Spring Festival fairs have begun opening up across the country. 

People buy goods ranging from food to home appliances in these fairs to make preparations for the festival.

Citizens dance with folk actors at a Spring Festival fair in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. /VCG Photo

Citizens dance with folk actors at a Spring Festival fair in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. /VCG Photo

A folk artist writing a Chinese character "福“ for "fortune" at a Spring Festival fair in Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province. /VCG Photo

A folk artist writing a Chinese character "福“ for "fortune" at a Spring Festival fair in Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province. /VCG Photo

Dough Modeling at a Spring Festival fair in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. /VCG Photo

Dough Modeling at a Spring Festival fair in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. /VCG Photo

A Spring Festival fair in Xiagang Town of Tai'an, east China's Shandong Province. /VCG Photo

A Spring Festival fair in Xiagang Town of Tai'an, east China's Shandong Province. /VCG Photo

A folk performance at a Spring Festival fair in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province. /VCG Photo

A folk performance at a Spring Festival fair in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province. /VCG Photo

A Spring Festival market in Tai'an, east China's Shandong Province. /VCG Photo

A Spring Festival market in Tai'an, east China's Shandong Province. /VCG Photo

Blown Sugar Figures at a Spring Festival market in Rizhao, east China's Shandong Province. /VCG Photo

Blown Sugar Figures at a Spring Festival market in Rizhao, east China's Shandong Province. /VCG Photo

A folk performance at a Spring Festival fair in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. /VCG Photo

A folk performance at a Spring Festival fair in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. /VCG Photo

A Spring Festival market in Zaozhuang, east China's Shandong Province. /VCG Photo

A Spring Festival market in Zaozhuang, east China's Shandong Province. /VCG Photo

These annual fairs work as an excellent window on local customs where people from all walks of life gather together for the upcoming year. 

There are various folk performances and local artists sell their paintings and calligraphic works at the markets.

Fresh food and Spring Festival decorations are particularly needed, and many people also wish to buy flowers, gifts, and special Chinese New Year clothes.