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Jining’s fairs

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: January 4, 2023

In Jining, many fairs selling items with a distinct Chinese taste will open during the Spring Festival holiday. It is customary for Chinese people to visit these fairs to experience the festive atmosphere.


The making of Cloth Tigers is a traditional Chinese folk art. It has its roots in the traditional religion of tigers, which is associated with strength, good health, and protection from evil spirits. In China, parents make their children wear tiger-print fabric shoes and headgear in hopes that they will be courageous and enjoy a long, happy life. [Photo/WeChat account: jnwhlyj]


Smoked Toufu is a traditional Qufu cuisine, which can be cooked in different ways. [Photo/WeChat account: jnwhlyj]


A well-known dish in Jinxiang is sweet Hongsandao. The ingredients for the dessert—sesame oil, sugar, honey, and osmanthus—have a long history of use. [Photo/WeChat account: jnwhlyj]


Another well-known dish from Jinxiang is smoked fish from Shanyang. The fish, which was first produced during the Han Dynasty (202 BC–AD 220), has a distinctive flavor and is recognized as one of Shandong province's best known dishes. [Photo/WeChat account: jnwhlyj]