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Culture Insider: Traditional Spring Festival customs

Chinaculture.org | Updated: 2017-01-22 09:39
Culture Insider: Traditional Spring Festival customs

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Day 25 of the 12th month

People turn the mill and make tofu on the 25th day of the 12th month in the Lunar calendar, as legend says the Jade Emperor will descend and taste the soybean curd residue to experience an austere life.

According to Taoist mythology, the Jade Emperor is the Taoist ruler of Heaven and all realms of existence below, including that of Man and Hell. He is one of the most important gods of the Chinese traditional religious pantheon.

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