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Shehuo performance in Henan

Xinhua)  10:14, February 18, 2013  

File photo taken on March 18, 2010 shows members of a Shehuo performance team preparing for shows at a temple fair in Huaiyang, central China's Henan Province. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

The performance of Shehuo can be traced back to ancient rituals held by ancestors of the Chinese people to worship the earth, which they believe could bring good harvests and fortunes in return. With time, the primitive rituals evolved into the Shehuo festivity, a tribute to the Tudi Gong, a deity who holds sway over fortune and wealth. Most Shehuo performances take place around traditional Chinese festivals, especially at temple fairs of the Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival.

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