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Chengdu Culture (Hits:)

Chengdu is one of the cradles of Sichuan opera, which is the most representative opera in Sichuan area and also existent in other areas like Chongqing, Guizhou, Yunnan, Hubei and Taiwan provinces. As one of the stunts in the performing art of Sichuan opera, face-changing is the focus of audience attention. One can not help marveling at this great skill, because as a romantic approach to express internal feelings of the protagonist, it transforms abstract things into concrete. On Dragon Boat Festival, those who are good at swimming would gather near riverbanks and play the game of vying for catching ducks. On the evening of Lantern Festival, women would go outside together and would surely walk through bridges. They think that by doing so, they are able to get rid of diseases and lead a life. Riddles were first written on the paper and then posted on the colorful lanterns. Since riddle can help to develop intelligence and is interesting as well, this game is widely embraced by people of all social classes. When a baby reaches one month old, a celebration would be held. When a baby reaches one year old, its grandparents, relatives and neighbors would give him a gift and offer their good wishes.

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