New Year’s First Sunshine in the City

Authors: Go Chengdu


Residents in Chengdu welcomed the first beckon of sunny weather in the new year on Friday, Jan.12, as they waved goodbye to the lingering cold, gloomy days that lasted for about half a month.

Early birds in the city got up and saw, much to their delight, the orange-colored sun reveal itself as the light mist was retreating. Sunny weather in winter is so much treasured by local residents that everybody would come out to bask in the warm sunshine, drinking tea, playing mahjong or strolling around the city to enjoy the precious time in the season.

Beginning of Winter

Li Dong (立冬) means that winter begins from the day. After the Beginning of Winter, sunshine time continues to shorten in the northern hemisphere.

Nov 16, 2016

Teahouse and leisurely life

An old Chengdu saying goes, “Sunny days are rare, but teahouses are abundant”. Teahouses have played diverse social roles in the history of Chengdu. Locals are passionate about going to tea houses — not only for tea, snacks, and entertainment, but also for social gatherings and business meetings

May 20, 2014

Traditional Chengdu Life at Teahouses

Teahouses and theaters are favored by those who’d like to experience traditional Chengdu life.

Apr 19, 2016

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