Culture Insider: 9 things you may not know about Start of Spring
Updated: 2016-02-04 10:25
A swallow. [Photo/IC]
Wearing fabric swallows
Wearing fabric swallows is a custom in some regions in Shaanxi. Every Start of Spring, people like to wear a swallow made of colorful silk on their chests. The custom originated during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The swallow is a harbinger of spring and a symbol of prosperity and happiness.