I celebrated Spring Festival in Dangshan, Anhui province, and last week a friend I met there texted me and asked if I wanted to go back to take in Pear Blossom Festival.
Dangshan pears are a famous local produce. In 2010, Dangshan held its first officially promoted “pear blossom festival” to promote its local produce. While the flowers bloom in spectacular beauty every year, Dangshan also hosts performances, photography competition and events tied to the festival. Still, the main highlight is walking between the trees in the park. While I couldn’t attend this year, Lu Han sent me some photos: