Wednesday is the 2nd day of the 2nd month in the Chinese lunar calendar, also known as the "Spring Dragon" festival. It marks the start of agricultural activities in the New Year.
Long, or the Chinese Dragon, enjoys a special place among the Chinese people. In Chinese mythology, the Dragon is master of rains and winds. On Spring Dragon festival day, the dragon raises its head and brings more rain to the land.
In South China, people celebrate this day by eating a special kind of sticky rice cake, and by wishing for good health.
In Zibo, Shandong province, people have stir-fried beans, to represent their hope for a good harvest.
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