On the fifth day of the new lunar year, the Chinese celebrate by setting off firecrackers to welcome the God of Wealth, Cai. (In Chinese, 正月初五迎财神, zhengyuequwu yingcaishen). It's a tradition that leads to a mercilessly cool day of fireworks -- mostly the really noisy kind -- that doesn't end until you're drunkenly passed out.
Here's what it looked like from a fourth-story apartment building in Zhangjiakou in Hebei Province.
My dad's younger sister's husband, or gufu (姑父), holding the string of firecrackers. I took the picture standing in the cramped kitchen.
Kaila! Jordan! Kevsther!
3 years ago