When the ancestors went to Xiaolan from the central plains of China in Southern Song Dynasty, they were so attracted by the widespread chrysanthemums that they decided to reclaim the wasteland for settlement. In Xiaolan chrysanthemum feast held in the year of jiaxu during Jiaqing Period of Qing Dynasty (1841), Xiaolan squires agreed to hold a chrysanthemum feast in each jiaxu year (every 60 years), so as to commemorate the inhabitance of the ancestors in the year of jiaxu during Xianchun Period of Qing dynasty. Between the two chrysanthemum feasts, small and medium sized chrysanthemum feasts would be held every year or several years. Integrating chrysanthemum appreciation, chanting and tasting, Xiaolan chrysanthemum feast has profound cultural connotation, and was included into the list of the representatives of the 1st batch of national non-material cultural heritages in 2006.
Xiaolan chrysanthemum feast
Vivid golden dragons made by chrysanthemums
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