China celebrates their New Year a bit later than the rest of the world. This year, it was from January 23 through January 30, 2001. Yes, the whole country shuts down.
My Ayi (Chinese for maid), gave me tickets to the Templefest. What the hay! Let's go. It was mainly a food and trinket fest but Longtan Park looks like it might be a great summer hangout. Here, the lake is frozen solid.