A walk in the countryside and a song in your heart is all you need to find love
Originally Shangsi was all about rituals to ward off disaster, keep evil spirits at bay, to hope for marriage and pray to be blessed with children.
As an ancient festival for matchmaking and fertility, it has been celebrated in many different ways over the years, which has lead to a variety of traditions all over China today. In Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, for example, women who do not have children eat pumpkin because it is believed that they will have boys.
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