At family reunions, Binhu locals like to prepare lake food. Families sit around a table to share fresh and mouthwatering "Taihu flavors".
The Lantern Festival, also called Shangyuan Festival, is held on the fifteenth day of the first month in the Chinese lunar calendar.
Dragon Boat Festival is on May 5 of the lunar calendar. Wuxi locals will have rice dumplings for breakfast.
People in Wuxi attach great importance to the Spring Festival. On the first day of the Chinese traditional lunar year, the very first thing is to shoot off firecrackers outside the houses, meaning “opening doors to welcome a new year and expecting a promotion”.
The temple fair is also known as the old or mountain fairs, or temple market and incense fairs.
Wuxi people attach great importance to the winter solstice (December 22 of every year).
Junzhang Hill Temple Fair has a history of nearly a thousand years. It is the only temple fair in regions south of the Yangtze River that has the most well preserved incense-offering ritual.
Folk activities celebrating Lantern Festival in Nanfangquan date back to the end of the 1940s.