Beijing tradition is usually shown in its custom, festivals, religion, and local people’s daily life. Beijing local people extremely emphasize significance of custom and festival. On some important festivals or big days, their happiest thing is cooking together and all family members have a dinner together. Especially in different festivals, they have different custom. Most local people believe in Buddhism and Taoism, so traditionally in their family, people can easily find the small-size Buddha statues, and most statues are themed with Kwan-yin. Beijing local people are also influenced deeply by Confucianism; so many elders are the excellent learners or experts of Confucianism. Beijing people like eating snacks very much. Tanghulu, stinky tofu, lamb shashlik bean-curd jelly and others are all their favorite. People in Beijing conventionally are the fans of Peking opera, also they like shadow boxing or taiji. Many elders like liuniao(Walking with caged bird ) and Chinese chess as well. Tradition in Beijing is colorful thanks to the diversity of their life.
Beijing Local Tradition