Families rang in the first day of the Year of the Rabbit at Dongyue Temple in Beijing today. The Taoist temple was constructed from 1319 to 1323 and became the Beijing Folk Customs Museum in 1955.
Every year now, it hosts an annual Temple Fair for the Spring Festival, which is smaller than some of the other ones around the Chinese capital but still quite popular. Visitors burn incense to honor their ancestors and watch folk performances. But as always food, especially, is a big part of the festivities.
The Beijing team wishes everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous Year of the Rabbit!