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Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance

One of Hong Kong's modern-looking neighborhoods in Wan Chai District is home to the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance, a folk art form with a history of over 100 years.

13:04, 09-04, 2023
Double Seventh Festival Customs in Shitang

On the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar in the town of Shitang, Wenling City in east China's Zhejiang Province, many households celebrate a festival that is commonly called "Kids' Day" for children aged 1-16 by praying to the children's guardian god "Lady Qiniang."

15:01, 08-07, 2023
Sending Away the Major Heat Boat

Sending away the Major Heat boat is a folk cultural activity in the area of Jiazhi, Jiaojiang District of Taizhou City in Zhejiang Province.

10:50, 07-13, 2023
Suzhou's Dragon Boat Festival

On the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calendar, most parts of China commemorate Qu Yuan (340-278 BC), the great Chinese poet who lived in the State of Chu during the Warring States period, by celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival. In Suzhou, a prosperous city in east China, local people's folk customs during the festival differ from other regions.

16:20, 06-05, 2023
Elephant-Foot Drum Dance of the Dai People

The elephant-foot drum dance is one of the most popular and representative traditional dances of the Dai people, one of China’s 56 ethnic groups. Performing the dance requires a high level of skills and can involve one or two individuals, or a group of people.

10:45, 05-10, 2023
Jiexiu's Cold Food Qingming Customs

Qingming Festival is one of the most important traditional festivals in China.

16:12, 04-10, 2023
Huaxian Shadow Play: A Treasure of Puppetry

Shadow play is a form of opera that is performed by musicians that manipulate puppets to tell a story whose shadows are cast on an illuminated screen.

15:58, 03-13, 2023
Yuyuan Garden Lantern Show: A Distinctive Shanghai Tradition

The Yuyuan Garden Lantern Show is a traditional event that takes place every year in Songjiang District of Shanghai.

10:12, 02-06, 2023
Jingxi Taiping Drum: A Lively Local Folk Dance

Jingxi Taiping Drum is a traditional form of dancing that is prevalent in Mentougou District of Beijing. With its great popularity and display of profound cultural elements, it was included in the first batch of China's national intangible cultural heritage items in 2006.

16:24, 01-04, 2023
Chagan Lake Winter Fishing: A Millennium-Old Tradition

Every year, from the end of December to the Spring Festival (in January or February), it is the prime time for the fishermen of Lake Chagan to engage in large-scale winter fishing.

09:59, 12-12, 2022
Traditional New Year of the Yi Ethnic Group

There are many traditional customs and practices associated with this ethnic group's New Year.

16:19, 11-15, 2022
The Double Ninth Festival in Huangcheng Village

Praying for health and longevity has been a constant theme of the Double Ninth Festival (also known as Chongyang Festival) since ancient times.

11:05, 09-29, 2022
Mid-Autumn Parade: A Display of Lingnan Arts and Crafts

The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second most important festival for Chinese people after Spring Festival (also known as the Chinese New Year), and has been celebrated throughout China for thousands of years with varied regional customs.

10:15, 09-09, 2022
Xihe Qiqiao Festival in Gansu Province: A Carnival for Girls

Qiqiao Festival, literally meaning “Skills Begging Festival,” is a time-honored traditional Chinese festival that originated from the ancient tradition of worshipping the Vega constellation of stars in the sky.

11:03, 08-02, 2022
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