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Playing the diabolo

The diabolo is made of bamboo and hollow inside. Playing the diabolo is a representative game which the player can get superior skill with so simple, small and portable thing. Originally, the diabolo is a traditional Chinese performance prop and folk toy. In the north of China, people, especially children, prefer playing the diabolo during festivals. A huge variety of tricks are possible with using sticks, string, and various body parts. Playing the diabolo is a professional sport for fitness, amusement and performance and can be enjoyed in four seasons by all ages, which make it very popular. It was also listed among the first batch of Chinese intangible cultural heritages in 2006.

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