Little New Year (Chinese: Xiaonian), usually a week before the lunar New Year, falls on Feb 1 this year. It is also known as the Festival of the Kitchen God, the deity who oversees the moral character of each household.
An exhibition featuring "Jiaodong flower bobo", or steamed buns popular on the Jiaodong peninsula in Shandong province, is being held at Yantai's Culture Center from Jan 26 to Feb 12 to greet the upcoming Spring Festival.
The Chinese New Year is drawing near, and many people are already busy preparing for the biggest festival in China.
The day is also known as the Laba Rice Porridge Festival. The Laba this year falls on Jan 24.
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Cold (Chinese: 大寒), the 24th solar term, begins this year on Jan 20 and ends on Feb 2.
China's Ministry of Culture has announced a list of artists with the official responsibility of carrying forward the country's representative intangible cultural heritage.