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84th Lemon festival with theme "Broadway" marked in France

A float with a sculpture decorated with oranges and lemons takes part in the night-time parade during the 84th Lemon festival with the theme "Broadway" in Menton, France, Feb. 16, 2017. (Xinhua/Chen Yichen)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 10:58:18

Chinese Tibetan New Year marked in Kathmandu

The Chinese Tibetan Losar, or New Year, has been marked in the Nepalese Capital City Kathmandu on Thursday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 10:28:04

Central China to build museum, park on ruins of ancient capital

A museum and a park will be built on the ruins of the capital of the Xia Dynasty (2100 - 1600 B.C.), China's earliest dynasty, local cultural heritage authorities said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:57:39

Villagers perform dragon lantern dance in southeast China

Villagers perform dragon lantern dance in Yunfeng Village of Putian City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Feb. 14, 2017. The peformance of five 2,000-meter-long dragon lanterns, which were connected by bench-like boards, is a traditional way to celebrate the beginning of spring.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 13:37:27

Headwears: Tibetan women' sheirlooms in China's Sichuan

Tibetan women wearing headwears attend a ceremony in Maoergai area of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 13, 2017. The traditional headwears of local women were made by gems and coral and would be passed on from generation to generation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 10:51:30

Folk festival marked in Songdong Village, China's Fujian

Barefoot villagers carrying a god statue walk through burning charcoal during a folk festival in Songdong Village of Wutang Township in Putian City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Feb. 14, 2017. The highlight of the festival is a show during which barefoot performers walk through charcoal fire to pray for a peaceful and prosperous new year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 10:10:24

Chinese ethnic minority dance staged in France

Actors from Bijie, Guizhou province performed at the National Theatre in Nice, France on Feb. 12. The troupe performed “Cuotaiji,” a traditional dance of the Yi ethnic minority and a piece of national intangible cultural heritage.
Source: People.cn | 2017/2/14 10:28:55

Highlights of Venice Carnival

Revelers take a taxi boat during the Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy, Feb. 12, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/14 9:06:35

Villagers perform in costumes of "Mang Ge" during local festival in south China

Villagers perform in costumes of "Mang Ge", the local god of mountains, during a local festival in Anchui Township of Miao Autonomous County of Rongshui, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region , Feb. 13, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/14 8:55:20

Lanterns illuminate Afforestation Garden of Zhengzhou in C China

Photo taken on Feb. 10, 2017 shows the musical fountain in the Afforestation Garden of Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province. Lantern Festival which falls on Saturday is celebrated across the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/11 16:04:41

Iron sparks burned to stimulate displays of fireworks for Lantern Festival

Sparks pour down as performers spray burning iron chips to stimulate displays of fireworks in Jucun Village of Changzhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 10, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/11 13:51:19

Mazu statue parade held to mark Lantern Festival in Fujian

Villagers carrying a Mazu statue parade in Longshan Village of Licheng District in Putian, southeast China's Fujian Province, Feb. 10, 2017. It is a folk custom for local people to have a Mazu statue parade to celebrate the Lantern Festival.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/11 11:50:11

Upcoming Lantern Festival celebrated across China

A young girl performs to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Xuyi County of Huai'an City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 9, 2017. The Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 11 this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/11 11:36:47

Chigezhou: traditional Baima dance in China's Gansu

A villager wears a mask before the performance Chigezhou, or "Dance for the Gods of Mountains", a traditional Baima dance, in Shimengou Village of Wenxian County in Longnan, northwest China's Gansu Province, Feb. 10, 2017. Speaking a similar language, the Baima people are categorized as a branch of the Tibetans. With a population of less than 20,000 nationwide, they mainly live in Gansu and its neighboring Sichuan Province. Chigezhou, listed as a national intangible culture heritage in 2008, is a rite very important to the Baima people who still worship nature. They perform the dance believing it can expel evil spirits and bring the blessings of the gods of the mountains and rivers. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/11 10:38:24

Lamas perform religious dance in NW China to pray for good year

Lamas wearing masks perform religious dance to pray for a good year at Labrang Monastery in Xiahe County, northwest China's Gansu Province, Feb. 10, 2017. Labrang Monastery is one of six prestigious temples of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/11 10:31:36

Chingay Parade held in Singapore to wrap up celebration of Chinese New Year

The annual Chingay Parade kicked off in Singapore Friday night as a highlight event to wrap up the celebration of the Chinese New Year. Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joined in the parade with Singaporeans.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/11 7:51:48

Chinese Lantern Festival celebrated in Istanbul university

Some Turkish students from Bogazici University in Istanbul on Friday celebrated the Chinese Lantern Festival by involving themselves in traditional recreations as lion dance, making rice dumplings, cracking lantern riddles and performing tea ceremony.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/11 7:49:06

Pujiang fish-shaped lanterns parade held in E China

Villagers carrying fish-shaped lanterns parade in Qunan Village of Huangzhai Town in Pujiang County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 9, 2017. It's a tradition for local people to hold a fish-shaped lantern parade to greet the Lantern Festival. In January of 2017, Pujiang fish-shaped lantern was listed as one of the provincial intangible cultural heritages.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/10 9:30:57